Mikronesia | Iris Or Comfortable Too

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Iris Or Comfortable Too

by Mikronesia

Gorgeous piano woven with velvet threads of deeply introspective experimental ambient and subtle glitch.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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Album Notes
"Iris or Comfortable Too, is a work of great passion, simplicity and beauty that I've wanted to make for a long time. As with most musicians, piano was my first instrument. My first memories as a small child are of me sitting on my grandmother's lap as she showed me the magic of pressing a wooden white or black key and producing this other worldly sound. As the seed of my lifelong music journey, the simple, classic sound of piano has always retained that magic for me. Whether it's a listening to a piano Sontata, John Cage Works for a prepared piano, Art Tatum or Harold Budd, I've always loved the sound of a piano. Having gone on to play different instruments in various bands over the years and getting heavily involved with electronic music and the technology that goes along with it, the acoustic piano sound has taken a backseat for me. Early this year I knew I wanted to make a classic ambient piano album along the lines of the Harold Budd / Brian Eno collaborations. The basic tracks were recorded on a grand piano in March 2007. I used an array of pedals when recording the piano, since I knew the album wasn't just going to be piano by itself, but the sounds of piano through the filter of my own personal taste in sound. I tried to use delays, reverbs, looping, ring modulation and other effect in realtime so they would inform the harmonic content of the pieces as I played them. After several hours of improvisations were recorded, I went through culling several hours of music and texture themes and constructed some short pieces on the laptop. Since I've been working almost exclusively in the laptop / micro-editing / DSP realm for the past five years or so, I knew that the sparse beautiful piano pieces would go through some DSP treatment before they were complete. The final result I hope keeps true to the piano / ambient form but through the lens of someone informed by early 21st century, glitch, drone and warm electronica."

-Michael McDermott (Mikronesia)


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