Molten Landscapes




This track came from a visual collaboration with a mathematical artist who works under the name Cornus Ammonis. He creates simulations of pattern formation, using ideas originally created by Alan Turing in his attempts to explain and model the mathematics of living systems. These systems create beautiful warping interacting layers of simulated substances, and we thought this visual effect could lend itself well to an imagined alien planetary surface with some unknown form of geological process – molten landscapes. You can see that here – https://vimeo.com/217964169

It’s a slowly evolving hypnotic visual process, so the music has the same form, with a repetitive syncopated two note motif playing under a gradually developing chord structure which becomes ever more layered. It’s all about atmosphere and sitting back to let it wash over I think, it’s not a sharply defined piece, and it needs to be given some time to develop, but hopefully the result is worth the time you give it.

I used my usual Prophet 8 for the chords, and then layered over some Absynth pads later on, with a Moog Sub 37 bass coming in much later for the main punctuation point, even though that’s a fairly subtle change, I love it when that rumbling low harmony finally arrives after you think it never will. I used some percussive sounds from Felix’s Machine’s sample pack for this, and plenty of semi-generative detailing with Max for Live tools mainly.

After Cornus Ammonis had created a load of stock video sequences using his models, I then passed the footage on to Morgan Beringer (who created the awesome Unbounded video from Emergence). Morgan applied his trademark processing style to the previously raw footage in order to blend and layer, and make the whole visual have a lot more smooth movement and rich organic feel. Sorry that’s not a very technical description of what he did, but hopefully you’ll know what I mean when you see it!

The artwork is by Colin Droz, using Chromosomal folding images created by Mikhail Spivakov, Csilla Varnai and Andy Lomas as part of the wider Chromos EP which this track is part of – links to the rest of the project here:

From the Chromos EP – released 26 May [MESH]
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Maryam Saleh – Robaiyat Shagar el Tout (El Kedb) مريم صالح – رباعيات شجر التوت – الكدب




Maryam’s debut album “Mesh Baghanny”

Composed by Maryam, Tracks 9 & 10 composed by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Arranged by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, Track 4 arranged by Yacoub Abu Ghosh
Lyrics by Mido Zoheir, Mostafa Ibrahim, and Omar Mostafa
Design Concept by Omar Mostafa, Execution by Amr Qenawi
Produced by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
eka3 2012
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http://www.mar-yam.com


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Distant Light (Rival Consoles Remix)




I’m excited to announce the first track from the ‘Emergence Remixed’ album which will be released in full at the end of March.

This remix comes from one of my absolute favourite electronic producers of the last few years, and someone who is constantly surprising me with each new release – Rival Consoles.

I’ve been playing his work in my sets a lot recently too, he’s got a great humanised approach to making electronic music, primarily with his hands-on analogue machines and live percussion, which give his tracks a whole load more life than most other producers.

I have to mention Rival Consoles synth work too, which for me, is the best out there by a mile. He’s got a knack for the most beautiful timbral quality and soft full sound. Complemented with his ability for hooks and chords and always developing arrangements, makes for some of the best electronic music out there in my opinion.

So all that said, you can see why I said I was excited to have him involved in the remix package! He’s made a brewing club track for this package, all about those beautiful synths and micropitch deviations for me, the quality oozes out with him needing to overcomplicate the mix (like I do!). It’s really hard to get each element to such quality to carry a track like that….so hats off from me, and I hope you enjoy it too.

Loads more amazing remixes coming soon from more of my favourite producers – it’s a juicy package! We’ll put some out to the mailing list first, which you can join below at the end of this description.

The artwork is by Andy Lomas, from his Aggregation series, where he created a simulation of sticky particles which bounce around and are more likely to stick to larger structures, causing biological-esc growth-like structures to emerge. I have one of his huge prints from this series on my wall, the detail at high res is amazing.

The series was chose for the Emergence album packages as it demonstrates the same principles of mathematical rules yielding unexpected and beautiful outcomes as is shown in the visual story to which the album tracks were scored. Lots of those videos are on this youtube channel, and the whole thing will be released in surround-sound bluray format later this year.

From ‘Emergence Remixed’, out March 31
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Maryam Saleh – Ana Mesh Baghanny مريم صالح – أنا مش بغني




Maryam’s debut album “Mesh Baghanny”

Composed by Maryam, Tracks 9 & 10 composed by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Arranged by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, Track 4 arranged by Yacoub Abu Ghosh
Lyrics by Mido Zoheir, Mostafa Ibrahim, and Omar Mostafa
Design Concept by Omar Mostafa, Execution by Amr Qenawi
Produced by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
eka3 2012
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http://www.mar-yam.com


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