‘...alternately Stone in you, and Star...’
‘From such impressions you gather yourself, you win yourself back from the clamoring multiplicity, and slowly learn to know a very few things in which the eternal is reflected, which you love and in which your solitude allows you to take part.’
BUILDING A BRAIN [‘…working on a building, a holy ghost building.’]
This work attempts a transmutation of forms of affect, cognition, attention. It is an investigation of memory models that can manifest in ‘sound image’ and function as gates/chronovectors.
Sonically, a very simple/simplistic structural maneuver is used: reversals, ‘macro-mirrorings’, then spectrally dived into or timestretched/expanded out-leveraging pure intuition in a gambit to access a trans-conscious delay line memory architecture.
Sound is understood as sentient weather system riding the musician as a vehicle: to realize improvisational ontologies, discover fragments of a universal gesture, peer through mirrors and recursions to hear thinking fugues, buoyed by anabatic flows, threading a path in the thermal howl of memory-chreods silver’d and mercuried.
Ed Keller, solo electric guitar.
Tracks were recorded in single takes on February 17, 2019.
Signal path: Strandberg Boden 7 string > iPad > Audiobus > BiasFX > LoopyHD > speakers. The signal path inside BiasFX is: Noise Gate > Compression > Boost > Splitter > dual Klon > dual amps [Tweed Deluxe and Matchless] > Dark Memory Delay > Ambient Reverb.