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Solus 3

by Coppice Halifax

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Solus 3 01:12:44

about

Following the last iteration of the SOLUS recordings over two years ago, SOLUS 3 emerges from the void like a beam of alien light crossing cosmic expanses over eons.

For those who don't yet know, Solus recordings are created using a simple rule: Rhythmic elements and possibly a bass element are mixed to the absolute forefront, while all things tonal and textural are reduced to between 5-20% of the volume of the rhythms. This is an experimental approach that somewhat embodies a techno variant of Eno's original ideas regarding ambient music - where composed sound could exist harmoniously in the background, right below the threshold of awareness, allowing for a kind of Rorschach effect of the ear, hearing overtones and patterns where there may have been none. Solus recordings apply this thinking to a minimal techno template, where Coppice Halifax supplies the rhythmic components, and the incidental sounds/overtones of the just-out-of-reach atmospheric elements in the piece provide the impetus for the listener's brain to find anchors in the sonic freefall.

So, it follows that Solus 3 is designed for playing alongside all manner of external interference, such as open windows, appliances, radio fuzz, a TV in another room, vehicles passing by or even the reverberations of the playback in the listening space itself. All of these, and more, are completely canonical elements of the work, thereby creating a totally different playback experience every single time.

This third Solus recording was improvised live on outboard hardware in the White Pillar Workshop, and broadcast to the members of the Milieu Music Fan Club, on September 9th, 2018. All sounds were generated using a MIDI-free hardware rig of: Korg Minilogue / MS-20 / Volca Beats / Volca Bass / Volca Keys / Volca Sample, Arturia Microbrute, Roland SH-32, Grass C-TCM and AM radio band processed via Moog LPF/Ringmod/MIDI-MuRF, BBE Two Timer, Boss RV-3, Synthrotek PT2399, Pioneer SR202W, Alesis Quadraverb and 2x DSP patches in the Peavey FX2 24-channel mixing board.

As with the first two volumes of Solus recordings, there is also a collection of alternate mixes/versions/variants drafted as a companion piece to this release, fulfilling the second aspect of the Solus ethos: Using only the singular source of the original recording to isolate and arrange new tracks, thereby utilizing the atmospheric content as a primary "lead" voice, despite the fact that very little emphasis has been placed on the creation of those sounds.

credits

released November 21, 2018

W/P by Brian Grainger. Improvised and recorded at the White Pillar Workshop, September 9th 2018, using a MIDI-free hardware rig of: Korg Minilogue / MS-20 / Volca Beats / Volca Bass / Volca Keys / Volca Sample, Arturia Microbrute, Roland SH-32, Grass C-TCM and AM radio band processed via Moog LPF/Ringmod/MIDI-MuRF, BBE Two Timer, Boss RV-3, Synthrotek PT2399, Pioneer SR202W, Alesis Quadraverb and 2x DSP patches in the Peavey FX2 24-channel mixing board. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Text and design by ABM&D. This is Milieu Music number MML131.

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Coppice Halifax Dayton, Ohio

Analog Botany, since 2005.12.08. Impressionist techno and bedroom fantasist electronics. Compost instead of composition.

I also release music as Milieu: milieumusic.bandcamp.com

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