VCO 002 :: Synthesizer of the Gods

by Majeure

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A.E. Paterra focuses Majeure’s analog signals skyward with “Synthesizer of the Gods” – and they bounce back down at you bearing images of celestial wonder, perhaps even visions of “c-beams glittering in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate...”

A minimalist two-and-four drumcomputer beat drives “Solar Fare I,” which unfurls over a sawtoothy bass sequence with the major-keyed majesty of a 1980s sci-fi TV theme, synth patches on loan from Isao Tomita. Featured guest, Paterra's Zombi cohort, Steve Moore, playing Arp Solus and SCI Pro-One. The ghostly synth fugue of the much more introspective “Solar Fare II” wafts in a zero-g field, voices intertwining amid natural radio interference from some distant nebula.

“Synthesizer of the Gods” mesmerizes with a ritualistic drone, pairing a rich analog chorus with slowly phasing sine waves and teases of vaguely eastern electronic percussion. And if you thought that Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” should have just quit with “On the Run,” this track’s coda is for you: A murmuring vamp cycles on and on, eventually becoming eclipsed by filter sweeps before splaying, decaying back into the silent void from which it seemed to emerge. - Adam MacGregor


released December 5, 2011

A.E. Paterra - DSI MonoEvolver, Moog Source, Drums
All songs written, recorded, and mixed by A.E. Paterra at Straylight Studios, Pittsburgh, PA, December 2010 to May 2011. SCI Pro-One, Arp Solus, and Roland Space Echo on Solar Fare performed by Steve Moore. Mastered by Steve Moore. Layout by Maximum Cherry. Photography by A.E. Paterra.



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