Selected modular atmospheres vol. 2

by Aragorn23

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As with my first volume of modular atmospheres, the pieces gathered here represent snapshots of longer sonic spaces created for inner travels.

Each track is composed using generative techniques on a modular synthesiser - once I've created a musical space with knobs, buttons and patch cables, I leave the system running, typically for several hours, while I sit with headphones on and allow myself to drift off.

Several of the pieces in this collection were created in the shadow of Covid-19 and the lockdown in South Africa; creating and listening to them has helped me tremendously with remaining grounded and calm. I hope you benefit from them too, in whatever way.

The final track, Lockdown, contains a rather beautiful poem by Franciscan monk, Brother Richard Hendrick. The hour-long mix was created as a soundtrack for my friend Neil's Covid-19 virtual art exhibition, which you can read more about at www.212productions.co.uk.

This collection of music is totally free, but if you do wish to pay for it, all proceeds will be donated to local food outreach organisations that serve meals to vulnerable people.

To listen to volume one of modular atmospheres, click here: asqus.bandcamp.com/album/selected-modular-atmospheres-vol-1

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released April 19, 2020

All music composed by Aragorn23 on modular synthesiser using generative techniques.

Lockdown contains a poem written and read out on BBC radio by Franciscan monk, Brother Richard Hendrick.

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Asqus South Africa

Aragorn23 / Asqus is an experimental musician based in South Africa. His current work focuses on algorithmic and gestural composition as well as modular synthesis.

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