Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - vinyl out 3rd June

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Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - vinyl out 3rd June

Post by Ross » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:14 pm

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New Synthi-based album. This will be released as FLAC, mp3, wav and CD and will only be available through FSOLDigital.com and Bleep.com

Teaser track on Vimeo



update: vinyl edition out on 3rd June. See page three for details!

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Re: Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - out 4th March

Post by Tito Lozano » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:57 am

Stunning about this surprise ,listening preview video track sounds very 70´s and with images made with Rutt etra Video Synth ;i noticed they call a track "Rutt Etra",and things of life , i used a plugin with same based 70´s video synthesizer for some albums from my own work.For examples of Rutt etra video synthesizer go to https://airtightinteractive.com/demos/js/ruttetra/
It seems an interesting album,in a more comfortable line than the Yage Album & following the path Of last Ems:Piano EPs, can´t wait to listen more of this!

TRACKLISTING:

01 – Ignition of the Sun
02 – Garden of Syn
03 – Pathway to I
04 – Rutt Etra
05 – Subterranean Hattusa
06 – Oblique Towers
07 – Disparity in Oscillations Ab
08 – Bridge Between Tal
09 – Rivers of Occasion
10 – Opalis Amar Xam
11 – Moons in Dissidence
12 – Liquid Light Voids
13 – Return Beyond the Inner Voice
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Re: Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - out 4th March

Post by Pandemonium » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:18 pm

That cover just can not be more 70s Kraut :)
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Post by OffLand » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:46 pm

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Post by Ross » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:35 pm

Coming from the home of Future Sound of London and credited to their ‘producer’ Yage, Ignition of the sun is a deep and evolving journey through liquid spewing analogue sequences, warm saturated swampy sine waves. It calls back to a time from the early 70s with bands such as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.

All sounds were created and sequenced entirely on the EMS Synthi AKS, multitracked and mixed to 15ips 1/4 Revox tape. The EMS Synthi AKS was first introduced in 1971, one of the earliest Synthesisers available and as used by Radiophonic Workshop, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno.
FSOL is increasingly becoming Retro Sound of London. There's such a reliance on analogue gear, stuff recorded to tape, worn out/warped looking photography, early electronics etc. these days. Most of the electronic stuff falls very closely to hauntology. Not a criticism, of course, it's just an interesting direction to go in. I like it a lot.

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Post by Pandemonium » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:37 pm

Me: Was your father somehow involved in the EMS program??

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Brian: No, my dad ran an electronic studio in Scotland - In 1973 he purchased the magazine (pictured above).

This was why he bought the synthi - Bill (my dad) purchased one of the first 10 to be made, 7th actually. According to Robin Wood from EMS, who I visited recently, he actually showed me the original receipt of my dads purchase in 1973 - mental. He told me other buyers were Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, to name a few - so my dad was right there.

I have all my dads recordings using the synthi. I may release them at some point. Some interesting stuff, filtering field recordings through the synthi triggering frequencies etc.

IGNITION OF THE SUN - Synthi A - has been fully generated using only the synthi and some fx. I wanted to limit my self to only one piece of kit - synthi was the perfect choice. We were very careful to keep the signal path as analogue as possible - analogue desk - recording to tape - and finally mastering to 1/4". I'm fascinated by the transfer of sound and image to mediums - the physical actual change of a material - 35mm film / 1/4" tape - a new compression occurs - lovely - can't beat it ......


PS -- He says 'we were very...' - does this means Gaz was involved too??
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Post by Quiller » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:47 pm

Nice. For those curious the cover artwork is by the Renaissance painter Michael Pacher, "Saint Wolfgang and the Devil". Probably an homage to the Urs Amman artwork on Schulze's Timewind.

http://wtfarthistory.com/post/125569341 ... n-your-bum

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Post by Pandemonium » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:36 pm

Pandemonium wrote:PS -- He says 'we were very...' - does this means Gaz was involved too??

Brian: Gaz is / was part of Synthi-A. As he is with all projects.


- Well, that sure clears it up :)


PS - awesome spot (as usual) on the cover origins Quller!

PPS - youtube promo video:

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Post by Ross » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:58 pm

Quiller wrote:Probably an homage to the Urs Amman artwork on Schulze's Timewind.
Mm - would be very surprised if not.

Great clip on that second video. Really looking forward to hearing this one.

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Post by dell1972 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:28 am

Excellent new music, and it has to be said, fantastic graphics in the videos. I'm liking his fascination with haunting sounds on old electronic equipment, that clip on youtube had a real Phaedra era TD meets early eighties instrumental Hawkwind vibe about it, which unsurprisingly is right up my street. Really looking forward to this one. I love the way he's doing the whole thing analogue from start to finish, that's really rare these days; should give it a really unique sound.

I do hope he puts some of his Dad's stuff out on fsoldigital some day, he's been threatening to do that for years now. Didn't some of it appear on one of the Electric Brainstorms?

I have a feeling the Synthi-A project may have a continuation with positive feedback from the fans, much like the Blackhill Transmitter stuff.
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Post by Ross » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:46 am

There was a plan to put out his dad's soundtrack to the Clyde Port Authority film - the track Dredgers appeared on EBS2. Would love to hear more of it.

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Re: Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - out 4th March

Post by gabo86 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:17 am

So, is this a new full album? (as some of you may know, I only buy full albums, so...)

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Post by Ross » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:01 am

At 13 tracks I'd hope so.

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Re: Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - out 4th March

Post by epitome » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:56 am

Sounds interesting. Ordered. And now, for the tenth time this week, I'll tell myself that I must stop spending money 8-)

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Re: Synthi-A - Ignition of the Sun - out 4th March

Post by seedy » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:19 pm

love that album cover.....surely does remind of timewind!

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