markmosher-molecules

Now on iTunes, Amazon,  and Bandcamp “It Doesn’t Have to Hate Us to Use Our Molecules”

This dark cinematic electronica song was inspired by James Barrat’s book “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era” – www.jamesbarrat.com). I worked on this single and the video for it for over a month so please give it a full listen and if you enjoy the song consider a buy. It’s $0.99 on iTunes and Amazon and is $1 Bandcamp where you get to choose from many formats including high-res MP3, and FLAC.

Teaser Video for Song + Mentions by James Barrat

I shot a teaser video during one of the recording sessions for this song and shared this with the author who left a nice comment on youtube…

james-barrat
plus featured the video on his press page http://www.jamesbarrat.com/press/ – woot!

Behind-The-Scenes

This is really a live version of the song recorded in two sessions – the first on June 4th, 2014, the second on July 19th, 2014. I first sequenced the underpinnings of the song then rehearsed controlling the arrangement on-the-fly and playing the lead lines as well as some sound manipulation in real-time. Once I felt good about my performance, I recorded the song directly to a digital recorder (Zoom H2n). I then picked my favorite takes from each session and combined them using Ableton Live and only used light mastering FX to sweeten the mix. I made the video above while recording the first session. You’ll notice what’s on the final version is in fact what you see in the above video recorded as a continuous take :^)

If you listen back a few times you’ll hear that it’s quite an unusual arrangement in that I really mix up how the motifs are repeated and combined. I vary the lead lines in each section as well.

All synth elements are from the Nord Lead 4 synthesizer which I played live and sequenced live via Octatrack. I make heavy use of step-level automation to manipulate parameters on the Nord Lead via MIDI CC messages. I also sequenced real-time automation plus manipulate the Nord on-the-fly. The Octatrack also acted as a mixer allowing me to record audio down to the digital recorder as a stereo pair.

CLICK HERE to buy on iTunes

CLICK HERE to buy on Amazon

CLICK HERE to listen to full track and buy MP3 version on Bandcamp

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Composer, Sound Designer, Producer
Boulder, CO
www.MarkMosherMusic.com

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