Daemon

Mindspawn

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).
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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ”

— Carl Jung

The Long Night

Mindspawn

Mindspawn basks in the long night... A journey deep into the expansive cosmos of the soul, the mind, the essence. The Long Night is a themed collection of tracks that explores the mysteries of the dark, the long night, the Yin, and places as yet unimagined.

It comes every solar cycle, when the cacophony of autumn fades to a dull din and the gray eats at your psyche like a ravenous wolf, tearing small bits from what you think you are, the fading light disappearing through the spaces of its blood covered teeth. The call, the summons, the need to delve into the Yin, embrace the dark and be consumed by it. A time to listen to the dwellers of the deep, those things that wear darkness like a comforting scent. Their speech takes me awhile to adjust to, you have to hear it without listening, the words pouring like a song from a rusty pail swirling with possibility.

So I push aside the heavy door to the other place, the Underworld, Diyu, Náströnd, Naraka, the Outer darkness, Mictlan, Duat, Erebus, so many names across so much time....

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Parasite Theory

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Assembled over ten years, Parasite Theory contains works that range from the deep dark ambience of Dhu Mata to mystical soundscapes of Passage. Brooding, unrepentant, and visceral, Parasite Theory offers up a broad palette of otherworldly sounds.

Is there a parasitic mind living inside the host of humanity? From the primordial swamp to the hidden vault of knowledge, the journey is not linear, but punctuated with false starts, diversions, and delusions... all leading to one of many resolutions.... the wriggling in your mind. Which you are you....?
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Null Infinite

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The material on Null Infinite spans styles from dark ritual ambience to epic neo-classic offerings. The selections on this disc includes materials recorded between 1999 and 2001.
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