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THE PERSISTENCE OF AMBIENCE:
". . . kinda transcends space and time . . . mind wanders with no real cares . . . "
~ regular SourceCodeX customer review
SourceCodeX is a project by EER-Music.com editor John W. Patterson. Primordial Lands Arise by SourceCodeX
Press kit info:
Release date: Summer 2007
Genre: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Electronic, Space Music
Label: Independent Website: www.SourceCodeX.com
Primordial Lands Arise is the second ambient music release by SourceCodeX. Following a well-received and strong debut release called CodeX Hypnos, (before releasing his still-in-progress, jazz-rock fusion CD), SourceCodeX, has decided to release Primordial Lands Arise. Endless inspiration came from many directions -- thus leading to this very dark ambient CD's content. Fans of Jeff Greinke, Robert Rich and Lustmord's darker works will find much to devour herein.
Beginning in December 2006, the world of soft synths called SourceCodeX back for a return to his uniquely styled ambience. He prefers to build each piece's myriad of waveforms mostly from scratch and then mutate it into exactly the effect he desires. You will hear insects, machine noises, found sounds, voices and snippets of vintage synths each mangled and warped to fit into a bizarre combination. It is a strange journey through many shimmering and flowing worlds of organized sound. If you think you hear airplanes or monstrous footfalls, most of the time, these were created by SourceCodeX from a single sound wave. Be it looping, warping pitch or extreme flanging -- it is a lovingly pruned, garden of unearthly delights. SourceCodeX remixed one track from his first CD for digital downloads at sites like iTunes. It is also included here. But all the other tracks were created in late 2006 and early 2007.
The theme or mood this time in Primordial Lands Arise is linked to descriptions and/or visions of places we don't like to think about. We may call these after-life lands by older names like Sheol, the Underworld, Hell, Gehenna, outer darkness or the Abyss. SourceCodeX is very sensitive to things of the Spirit of living Light, as well as being wary of an ancient darkness that prowls this world. In his ambient creations, one can sense a tension, a struggle, and an undercurrent of unseen powers being considered sonically. Titles of his pieces give hint.
"DroneMass", "HellDreamVimana", "HiddenThingsBetweenThings", "GnostixLabyrinth", "VainTraditionsAbyss", and so forth, give clues to what one may encounter. But I venture to say this -- unless you heard his CodeX Hypnos release when it came out -- you are in for one big surprise. It is dark ambience like you have never heard before!
Total immersion in the soundworlds SourceCodeX crafts can be calmingly disturbing or hauntingly beautiful. It is an ambience that strives to never bore. This is cinematic ambience that plunges the listener into an experience that they will not easily forget. Are these the echoes of epiphanies, graphic infusions of grace, fever dream nightmares, near-death visions, or bad acid trip flashbacks? You decide and let the artist know. Each listener will come (or run) away moved and decidedly shifted. What a maddening mosaic of silly-putty sound . . .
~ John W. Patterson, EER-MUSIC.com
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.