Debut album. “Paradox” is a single 43-minute composition, divided into 7 distinct tracks. While each track was composed to to have its own buildup, climax, and resolution, the album as a whole follows this pattern as well. The album begins with simple piano melodies, which are gradually complimented by synthesizer ornaments and drones until they burst into an interstellar synth odyssey. This settles into an ambient soundscape, pleasant at first, but slowly darkening until it collapses into cacophony. Finally, the noise erupts into a torrential electronic-/noise-rock climax.
Composed and recorded between September 2012 and August 2014 in Toronto, Canada.
released September 4, 2014
Composition, piano, synthesizer, drum machine, sampling, audio effects, mixing - Scott Drakeford
Guitar, violin, synth drone, album art, creative consulting - James Hayes
Photography, album art, creative consulting - Laird Connor Watt
Found sound in tracks 1 and 2 is quoted from an interview with John Cage, in the documentary "Écoute". (Dir. Miroslav Sebestik, 1992)
Squealing in track 5 was created using a drum sample from the track "Akuma no Kuma" on the album "Altar" by Sunn O))) and Boris. (Southern Lord, 2006)
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