Daemon - a being whose nature is intermediate between that of a god and that of a human being, a being from a thought experiment, a background process, one that has exceptional enthusiasm, drive, or effectiveness, an attendant power or spirit... This album explores all these concepts and relates a story, a journey, of one particular Daemon.
Each track is a meditation, a sound representation, on an aspect of the Daemon's existence. From The Gate, the journey beings, eventually ending at the Glisten Well, where final reflections posit, is this just math and vibrations moving through the air, or is it a thing not quite human, not quite a god... or just a thought experiment?
Whether a simple thought, program, or a spirit, it is there, waiting to be called upon.
These recordings were created largely, though not exclusively, on my modular synth. Most were started with a purpose, though their end form often resulted from explorations and experiments rather than deliberate process. I am ever an explorer of sound, and these drones, chirps, tones, washes, and shaped voltages that ended up as tracks on this album are some of the results, usually done in one go... semi-live shall we say.
A couple of the tracks or pieces evolved over a several days, the voltage never stopping, waiting for me to get some rest and come back for further exploration and refinement, for if I turned my beast of a modular synth off, the conjured sounds might be lost forever. Other tracks took hardly longer than their run time to create. Many many more were made and discarded... left decaying (or not) in ruinous heaps on my hard drives..
Whatever and however this album came to be, it is an expression from me to you, dear listener. My part is done, it is for you to complete this process. I hope you find it stimulating or enjoyable in your own way.... and always, thank you for taking the time to listen.
The files available here are the actual master files, available as 96kHz, 24 bit if you wish to download them at that quality. I highly recommend listening on high quality speakers or headphones, but then I would as I'm a bit of an audiophile (though more of a musicophile).