Entangled

The universe is 14.5 billion years old.   Of those years, we each get, at most 100.  Most of us significantly less.

Does that make us insignificant?
No.  It makes us each precious and rare.  And more….
Picture the entirety of spacetime as a geometric object, with one dimensional axis representing time.  Each of us is the owner of one small slice of that object.
Imagine your thin slice.  The past to one side and the future to the other. Even in it’s full extent, it is nothing in context of all of space time.
Now, picture the slice of someone significant to you.   Put it next to yours and look at the points where it overlaps and interconnects.
Now add someone important to them…and to them…and so on.
Now add the slices of the people you have less important interactions.  Watch it fill out.
All of our slices are bound by infinitesimal points of intersection.  These intersections are even more fleeting and insignificant in the grand continuum.
But that makes them the most important thing in all of it.
Each of our moments together..each of our interactions…Sharing a cup of coffee, playing with our children, kissing a lover, paying for a magazine at a news stand…all of these are absolutely rare events in the universe.  And the odds that any two conscious entities should share one of these small intersections..well, the odds are against it.
So every moment truly is precious and special. Every interaction is important.  It took 14.5 billion years, and a trillion happy accidents to lead to you and that other having that moment of intersection.  And in the grand continuum, you will be forever entangled.

Writing

I’ve been assembling the gear and arranging it so that I could start in earnest the process of writing a follow up to 2012’s ‘Dust’.  I am glad to say that I think I am now ‘there’ as far as the cast of characters I am going to use to produce this album.  For all of my fellow gear nerds, this will be my core tool set:

  • Eurorack Modular System (of course)
  • Virus TI2 Polar Dark Star
  • DSI Pro2
  • Elektron A4, Octatrack and Analog Rytm
  • Korg KronosX

I will, of course, be bringing in other tools from my storage closet as I feel the need.  My first track that I am writing now is using the Akai MPC1000 through a mess of pedals (Korg SDD3000, Rodeck Restyler, Eventide ModFactor) and that’s turning out well.  I like this concept of core devices and rotating in and out the extras.  It makes the setup more manageable.

So writing has begun…and I will post about my concepts soon.  Time to get to it.

Working..

So work has begun on a new album.  Yes…again.  I trashed the last one because it just sounded too….meh.  Uncomposed and messy.  A bit too much into the experimental realm without enough real ‘songs’.  The new effort will be different.

For workflow, I am focusing, again, on the modular…but this time I will be adding the Korg Kronos to the mix and probably the Octatrack.  All the other gear will, I am sure, have it’s appearances, but that is going to be the core.

My goal is to have something done and ready to push out after the first of the year, possibly in February.  6 songs.  I have two written and sketches for the rest.   I’ve also got a working title, but I’ll save that for later…