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Multimodal – A New Synth Album by Chris Frain #Apptronica #Electro #Retro #Space Disco

My good friend and frequent Chris Frain has a new release called Multimodal now available on Bandcamp https://chrisfrainmusic.bandcamp.com/album/multimodal. BTW – Chris was a frequent presenter and performer at the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup before he moved down to Albuquerque.

So far for, my favorite track is Swanky Adjacent which starts off with some great electronic tonalites then builds up from there with some classic synth sounds.

The album is loaded with awesome synth candy anchored by some fun beats and would make a good playlist addition for a summer road trip or just zipping around around town :^)

You can here more music by Chris at https://chrisfrainmusic.bandcamp.com/. He has an older release under the name Pattern Language. He is also one one of the hosts of the by the minute podcast Open the Podcast Door, Hal dedicated to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Live Album and Concert Video: “Live at Mountain Skies 2019”

In early May 2019 I flew out to attend and perform an original electronic music set at the Mountain Skies festival near Asheville, NC. It was a really fun weekend and I had a great time performing one track from 2014 album Fear Cannot Save Us, plus 4 brand new songs. Checkout a video of the entire set below plus a brand new live album from this same show.

Live Performance Video

My full performance is available on YouTube. It’s a 1080p video with live album audio mixed with live room audio so if you have a chance play it on a big screen with headphones or a home theater system :^)

You can jump to individual songs within this video using links below.

  • 00:00 – “Gonna Rise Up” (Octatrack MKII, Analog Four for leads)
  • 3:13 – “The Strange Case of the Dancing Automatons” (Intro is field recordings in Octatrack MKII, rest of the song is ALL Digitone)
  • 09:11 – “Disconnected” (Octatrack MKII, Analog Four MKI)
  • 14:20 “Techno Planet” (ALL Analog Four MKI :^) )
  • 19:29 “Mind the Gap” (Octatrack MKII)

Live Album

I’ve also released live audio recordings of the songs from this set as a “name your price” album on Bandcamp. These songs are presented as I performed them to 2-track during the show with no edits other than trimming and fading to break the continuous set up into this 5 song album with minimal gaps.

Performance Notes

The music was performed using only Elektron Analog Four MKI, Octatrack MKII, and Digitone with no external gear other than a CME Xkey Air 25 MIDI controller which I used with the Analog Four. Original field recordings made on location in Boulder; Denver; Bath & London England. I vocoded my voice in the studio using Ableton Live and Tone2 Electra2.

Visuals provided by Michael O’Bannon.

Photos from Event

Thanks!

A big thanks to Tony Gerber and Mike Metlay for organizing the event. Also a big thanks to all the volunteers at the festival, Radio Spiral, the venue White Horse at Black Mountain, and all the other artists for making it such a fantastic weekend. Also thanks to Geary Yelton and Paul A Vnuk Jr for sharing pics. Lastly thanks to Michael O’Bannon for providing my visuals.