UPDATE: MORE CDS RELEASED!! PRIMORDIAL LANDS ARISE & THE PERSISTENCE OF AMBIENCE!! CHECK IT OUT! IF YOU DUG CODEX HYPNOS CD -- YOU WILL LOVE THESE SOURCECODEX RELEASES!
PRIMORDIAL LANDS ARISE:
". . . giving voice to the haunting side of ambience . . ."
~ Chuck Wild of Liquid Mind fame
THE PERSISTENCE OF AMBIENCE:
". . . kinda transcends space and time . . . mind wanders with no real cares . . . "
~ regular SourceCodeX customer review
Though a guitarist (since 1967) I have always had a
strong fetish for synth musicks. I have been kicking
around since the very first synth musicks appeared
on the scene and have loved every blip and bleep. The
New Age era fostered the arrival of drones and
atmospheric and ethereal space music -- some being
void of rhythms. This form of amorphous synth musick
naturally pulled me in as it had profound effects
on my inner worlds and shifted my psyche. I recognized
a "power" in this genre to evoke altered consciousness.
In 2002 I began experimenting with various software-based
synths and sound editing programs. As a music reviewer,
I have the pleasure of hearing musicks many will never
have the chance to enjoy. In this deep sea of blissful
inspiration I was destined to "give back" my own twisted
echoes of the genre. CodeX Hypnos is the results of
decades of listening and a few months of learning the
No external hardware was used! This music's origin is 99%
from the silicon cities of a very basic, outdated, personal
computer. I was inspired to go full throttle with finishing
this "soft-synths" project after brief e-discussions with
synth composer James Johnson and recording software
authority Scott Garrigus.
Most of CodeX Hypnos was created and finalized
between November 2003 and January 2004. Only two
pieces were first envisioned and created in their
"virgin" states back in 2002 and then lost their
"innocence" in late 2003.
I wrote these eight pieces in isolation from, being
unrelated to any theme and then upon listening to them
-- a theme was clearly evoked. Tracks 1 through 8 are
arranged now as a "journey" by an introspective voyager
into unknown outer and inner realms of consciousness.
This "psyche-naut" encounters regions of placid
lightscapes, formless voids, ominous darker and
threatening regions, and then a final wasteland where
the death of Time and a time of Death is experienced.
THIS CD HOLDS SOME OF THE VERY WEIRDEST SOUNDS AND SONIC TEXTURES MANIPULATIONS YOU HAVE EVER HEARD! I CAN GUARANTEE THAT BECAUSE I HAVE FOLLOWED SYNTHS & ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS SINCE THE 1960'S, FINALLY BECOMING A PAID MUSIC REVIEWER OF THIS GENRE. MY REVIEWS AND RADIO SHOWS ARE WELL-KNOWN ACROSS THE PLANET. I HAVE HEARD NEARLY EVERY TYPE ELECTRONIC MUSICK EVER RELEASED AND SOME NEVER RELEASED. I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GIVE BACK MY OWN TRIBUTE OF THIS TYPE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC THAT COMBINED THE SOUNDS OF ARTISTS LIKE WALTER -> WENDY CARLOS, SUBOTONICK, VARESE, GASSMAN, SALA, TONTO'S EXPANDING HEAD BAND, TANGERINE DREAM, KLAUS SCHULZE AND CURRENT-DAY ARTISTS LIKE STEVE ROACH, ROBERT RICH, LUSTMORD, JEFF GREINKE AND OTHERS OF SUCH ILK. BUT MY RECORDINGS GO BEYOND SIMPLE KNOB TWIDDLING, PATCH CORDS, MOOGS, ARPS AND KEYBOARD ANTICS. I ACTUALLY CREATE WAV FILES FROM SCRATCH AND USE FOUND AMBIENT SOUNDS AS A SONIC PALETTE. I THEN MUTATE, TWIST, WARP, AND MASSAGE EACH WAV INTO MATHEMATICAL AND VISUALLY PLEASING FORMS AS I ALSO CREATE THE AURAL SIGNATURE. WHAT YOU WILL HEAR IS HOURS UPON ENDLESS HOURS OF A MOSAIC TAPESTRY OF SOUNDFORM MATRICES IN FLUX OVER TIME. NO OTHER ARTIST I AM AWARE OF DOES WHAT I DO AS I DO IT. IT IS AN OBSESSIVE LABOR OF LOVE TO WHERE EVERY SECOND MUST BE PERFECT AND MY OWN PSYCHE MUST ALSO BE MOVED, EFFECTED AND SHIFTED INTO ALTERED STATES BEFORE I OFFER THE SAME EXPERIENCE TO OTHERS. SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT. YOU WILL EITHER LOVE THIS MATERIAL OR ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. THAT'S WHAT I LIKE -- SOMETHING THAT IS NOT BLAND OR COPY-CAT BUT AN EXPERIENCE THAT CANNOT BE IGNORED. SUCH IS THE ART OF SOURCECODEX.