Gishiki

by Symbion Project

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    releases May 19, 2017

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    The limited-edition version of Gishiki comes with 3 CDs hand-wrapped in a package using the Furoshiki-method. The cloth is created by fiber-artist Fiona Stoltze, dyed using the ancient Japanese Shibori method*. Fiona is the daughter of Clifford Stoltze who designed Immortal Game and Misery in Soliloquy. Included with the Girishiki CD is Wound Up by God or the Devil (2007) CD and Contrapasso (2011) CD.

    Also included are prints of 8 original Haiku composed by Natalia L. Rudychev inspired by the songs of Gishiki and the virtues of Bushido. Gishiki will also come numbered & autographed.

    * the cloth in the pictures below are not final & the shipping ones will have lovely texture, subtle patterns, & hemmed.

    For more on Fiona's beautiful fiber arts creations, visit: www.fionastoltze.com
    Follow Natalia here: www.instagram.com/nataliarudychev

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名誉 Meiyo (Honour)
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誠 Makoto (Integrity)
4.
忠義 Chūgi (Loyalty)
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自制 Jisei (Self-Control)
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義 Gi (Righteousness)
8.
勇 Yū (Courage)

about

This album is dedicated in loving memory of Roger & Val Morash.

GISHIKI is the newest album which completes a trilogy of “classical synthesizer” albums started with Wound Up by God or the Devil (2007) & Contrapasso (2011). Inspired by the 8 virtues of Bushido (code of the Samurai) and minimalist traditional Japanese music, Gishiki blends vintage synthesizers, Koto, and windchimes to create lush, cinematic soundscapes. If the novel Neuromancer had a soundtrack, Gishiki would be it.

As a forcing-function to explore new realms compositionally, each song began from one of 3 平調子 Hirajōshi pentatonic scales using a plucked Koto sound created by a physical-modeling synthesizer played over beds of recorded/manipulated windchimes & Malaysian angklung. The addition of vintage analog synthesizers adds warmth & texture, helping to create slowly evolving, dynamic pieces with strong leitmotifs.

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releases May 19, 2017

All songs composed, mixed, and mastered by Kasson Crooker (BMI) // Copyright and publishing owned by Speed of Dark Music (BMI)

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