Iridium Flare - light from something natural, reflected from something artificial. The green picture with the cats has nothing to do with this.
Recorded November 2012 - February 2013 in a dorm room, practice room, and storage room in Oberlin, OH.
James Vitz-Wong - bass guitar, contrabass, flute, beatboxing, and electronics (all tracks)
Thanks to Mark Morritz-Rabson for letting me try out his Line6 PODxtPro (3, 6)
Prof. Dan Stinebring taught me about the phenomena that is Gravitational Lensing.
Rebecca Lawrence helped me find the story of the Dreams That Have Us.
Kevin Vitz-Wong helped me write the official status report with regards to The Derelict.
Toni McFall helped me figure out how They've Come to Take You.
Everything you hear was improvised and live-looped and mixed using Mobius (www.circularlabs.com
) and captured using Soundleech (www.milosoftware.com/en/index.php?body=soundleech.php
) and Audacity (audacity.sourceforge.net
). All of the titles and stories were conceived a long time after the recording.
Some minimally invasive editing was performed on Track 1 so as to fold over some of the empty space (when the drone loops kept droning, but I wasn't playing).
Track 3 was not recorded live - only the three individual loops from a solo jam had been saved, in their most developed state. What you hear is the gradual fading between those synchronized loops, without the layering of each loop.
Track 7 had a little bit of volume leveling to try to give a good shape to the dynamics.
Besides what is mentioned above, every note, every sound, every texture, every echo, every loop was performed live and improvised, one take, one person, one instrument, one computer, without very much elbow room.