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On Jan 5th 2014 I was able to get a review on this album, click the link if you would like to read it, it's mostly unbiased. yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/almark-thought-patterns-in-documentary-form-none/
"Blown Glass" now has a video to go with it, created 10.15.2013
New update: To understand this album one should listen to it in a whole, it tells a story that only the author understands, but not in words only feeling. If you happen to listen to all of it then maybe you'll pick up on this as well.
This album was a show I did on 'date above' issuing forth bodies of sound that engulf the senses, broken beats and melodies, unusual time signatures, and dialog from 4 different Documentary sources.
If you took your thoughts and dipped them into some ‘viscose liquid’ and pull them out, you would get this, dreamy, escape music, riddled with elements of Retro feelings and techno at times. As if someone tapped into your subconscious and found them there playing infinitely. Or to reach into your past and find them there,’ waiting’ to be heard again in a different light. Like swimming in an endless sea of notes and letters that someone lost, written on old parchment. Thoughts, shapes and vibes all rolled into one. Broken down into album format, each song having it’s own name to fit the mood.
Reserving the right to create whatever feel I wanted, you'll also hear influences of Techno, House and other things unknown to the ear.
INFO: Setup time took about 2 weeks, due to finding the sources of dialog and setting up these documentary sources in sampler. Great effort was taken to find the right feel. Greater steps were taken to select the right synth sounds, create drum patterns, effects, sequences and the like, not to mention complex routing in ReWire from Renoise to Albeton. Created spontaneously in 1 hour and 30 mn time.
Supplemental: When I create these shows I don't know the outcome of the music, so the ending results are always a thrill to listen to. I do however create structured music, and both worlds are different. Enjoy.
released 29 March 2013
All music, sampling, mixing and mastering by Almark
All rights Reserved (c) 2013
Live show created 2.9.2013