This album was born out of a hundreds of hours of improvisation. Here is some information about the tracks…
1. Opening – this is an improvisation based song, which is an introduction to the themes of the album.
2. Spheres – this song is the genesis of the album. It is heavily influenced by Steve Reich, as well as Trent Reznor. It is meant to be a very hypnotic songs with “characters” performing an auditory show for the listener.
3. Even horizon – this is a recording I made that I find intriguing and beautiful, and fits the timbral characteristics of the album. An event horizon is the edge of a black hole where nothing escapes.
4. Interaction with other life – this song is very interesting. I recorded the melody, and repeated it a couple times, adding heaps of automation to draw the listener along. I recorded the melody, as well as using midi, and reversed it so that the recorded and reversed melody follow each other around. The last third of the song is actually the melody backwards, and the song ends on the “beginning” of the melody.
5. Floating – this is a tiny one minute melody that fit the mood of the album.
6. Nebula – is another recording I did with lots of automation to “carve” out the sound and give the listener a new perspective on the sound. Almost like a “sound sculpture”.
7. Pianyne Road – this track is the song that got me to compile all these other’s into an album. It fit the mood so well, this is where the idea for the album sprang. It is a nice collage of little piano loops with a solo over the last couple minutes. The name is a tribute to Elyne Road by Toumani Diabete.
8. Resonant emptiness – the sound of unmuffled piano strings is truly gorgeous.
9. Champagne in zero gravity – a little out of the ordinary and more jazz-like than the other stuff on this album. This is a much more human song, and I feel grounds the album a little bit.
10. Wormhole – an improvisation I did about a year ago on what I think is a beautiful distortion. The automation is to draw the listener in even further.
11. Supernovae – again with the open piano strings.
12. Pulsar/leaving – this is how I always envisioned ending the album. It is a repeated piano loop with a tremolo on it, while slowly bringing in reverb. A pulsar is a star that pulses beams of energy and matter.