Soul gaze | Explorimental | Evocative | Audio Visions | Thinking Music | Music for Thought

The Art of Staring into Space

A NOTE ON STEREO & HD AUDIO

Since this style of music is non-rhythmic, and extremely textural in nature, your perception of it will change greatly across different listening environments & systems. Please consider using headphones/ earphones for the first time!

In Case of Speakers, finding the right loudness would be greatly beneficial to your experience! Bon Voyage! 

As the song began, I found myself drawn to examining and interpreting the textures and tones of all the various sounds. As the bouncing, sharp guitar slowly descends into windy, more ambient textures, I found myself drawn to naturally shut my eyes. The experience left me feeling uplifted, floating, with sharp distorted background noises periodically pushing me back into reality. The music ushered me into re-examining an already slightly psychedelic dream I had last night, with the visuals repeating themselves in black and white. Concentric circles filled with images pulsating outwards, infinitely. I then opened my eyes as the background noise began ascending and descending constantly, in various different textures. I felt surrounded by the lines of music and drawn towards the sharper, background noises, fixating on them and observing each one in its respective corner of the soundscape. Then, as the track approached its almost operatic conclusion, the ascending and descending lines captured me once again, now almost haunting, enveloping me rather than surrounding me. As the echo recedes, I find myself still drawn towards those same lines, and I take a second to return to the real world.

Rahul Menon - Kyojin

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A quick tour of the tools and toys I used for this project - 

 

  • Naveen Ujre Blaze 7 pickups (additional switching mods by DiMarzioRG7620 with Ibanez

  • B9, Attack Decay (+Old Blood Noise Endeavours Expression Slider), 25000 Electro-Harmonix

  • Helix Stomp LE (+Ernie Ball Tap Tempo)Line6

  • Eventide H9 Max (Barn aux switch +Valeton Mini Expression)

  • SY-1Boss

  • Hall of Fame 2TC Electronic

  • Digitech FreqOut

  • Sound Hammer Custom Pedal board

  • instrument cables & Fender solderless patch cablesLava

  • Ultex Jazz III XLsJim Dunlop

  • D'Addario 9-52 7 string set

  • Behringer umc404hd Audio Interface

  • M50 / ATH Ambeo Headset + HD 598 SR / Sennheiser AV 30 / KZ ZS10 ProM-Audio

  • MacBook Pro 15 (2014) i7 (512/16)

  • Ableton Live 10 Suite

  • Virtual Mix Rack for Saturation, Dynamics & EQSlate Digital

  • Waves Omni Channel for cleaning out problem frequencies

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