Over 2,000 centuries ago – the Krell technicians went about their day in the 8,000-cubic-miles of the fabric of the great machine on Altair IV. This is the day in the life of one technician.

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Production Notes

Inspired by the ground-breaking work of Louis and Bebe Barron on the film Forbidden Planet I use oscillators rather than samples as sound sources for this piece.

The sources are from original sounds I created on the Waldorf Blofeld. What’s a little unusual about my approach was to not play the Blofeld using it’s own “instrumentalities”, but instead drive the blofeld using only the instrumentalities and MIDI capabilities of the Elektron Octatrack. In other words, I used the buttons and knobs of the Octatrack. This also included some on-the-fly sequencing, and even sampled the Blofeld in real-time so I could bend the sonic content of the Blofeld even further.

Then – after many rehearsal sessions – I recorded the piece in one real-time pass with no edits to a Zoom H2 running on battery.

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