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This album features 2 bonus tracks. The first is a version of Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd movement that I created in honor of his recent birthday. The second bonus track an extended version of the soaring track Stainless Endless Radiance which has never been properly released. enjoy!
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"Wound up by God or the Devil" is the soundtrack to a movie that has not yet been made and will likely never get made.
this is an album that symbion project did not expect to make; this is an album that you probably did not expect to hear. encapsulated within are collisions of epic forces, chaotic sexuality, religious underpinnings, melancholy moments frozen in time, enlightened fragments of joy.
while taking 3 week respite from working on another full length symbion album and 3rd freezepop album, "wound up by god or the devil" literally burst into existence. moved by the epic nature of vangelis (blade runner, chariots of fire) & the retro/future aesthetic of wendy carlos (clockwork orange, tron), symbion project created a "baroque minimalist electro" album that could live seamlessly in 1762, 1972, & 2162. concerned with the non-dynamic, robotic stagnancy of current electronic music, along with the overwhelming nature of being surrounded by a studio full of synthesizers & blinking audio gear, this dynamic album was crafted using only a single 16vco analog synthesizer. very little was sequenced (except for the blazingly fast runs that bach himself couldn't do!) & almost all the parts were played in by hand. constant attention was given to exploiting & exaggerating the emotional tension of the songs through the use of dynamics, from the initial songwriting to the final mastering (analog of course).
released January 9, 2007
written by k.crooker // published by speed of dark music // mastered by dave locke @ jp masters // layout and design by kevin mcguiness // photo by brad benedetti
supported by 11 fans who also own “Wound Up by God or the Devil”
WOW this album grew on me fast. My favorite track changes frequently. Step into the Sunshine is brilliantly sinister, Memory disappears beautiful and melancholy. Right now Rare Bird is an amazing unicorn chaser. jbclements