This piece started out as a looping exercise utilizing shifting pentatonic patterns. Over time, it transformed from live guitar playing to a construct of sound that was subsequently treated with a variety of effects. The result is a slowly evolving drone piece that serves up a good active or ambient listening experience.
This special Bandcamp release now includes the initial multitrack mixdown that was made on 15 July 2013 before any treatments had been applied. Much more concise and raw, it shows the Steve Reich inspiration better than the final recording.
released May 10, 2014
Recorded July 2013 at Ritual Xul using treated loops created from raw guitar sounds
Recording approach inspired by Steve Reich
Artwork by Luciftias