"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).
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Symbion Project interpretation & recording of Ludwig von Beethoven's 2nd movement (Allegretto), Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92. Similar in spirit to the original recordings created for the albums "Wound Up by God or the Devil" (2007) and "Contrapasso" (2011), only vintage and contemporary analog synthesizers were used as the instrumentation. Inspiration for this recording comes from Wendy Carlos and Tarsem's "The Fall"
Synths used on this recording are Alesis Andromeda, Arp Odyssey model 2810, Memorymoog, and Moog modular.
from Wound Up by God or the Devil,
track released December 16, 2012
written by ludwig von beethoven // performed and orchestrated by symbion project // published by speed of dark music
supported by 8 fans who also own “Wound Up by God or the Devil”
Omg! These grooves sound fresh from the 80’s! I’m totally in love! Just when I thought I was at the height of my freezepop enjoyment, this was released! I CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR MORE!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Richard Warner