Slow-wave Sleep / Dröm i färg

Today is the release day for my collaboration with Tidsrymd! It is released by Stålverk and you can enjoy the music at many a streaming service including: Spotify and Apple Music

Above is the video wich features original video material from: ESA/Hubble, manipulated, combined and overlayed with still images by Joel Filipe, Gaetan Othenin Girard, Anfal Shamsudeen & Casey Horner (which are further manipulated and animated).

It can be also be found at Bandcamp or download mp3's directly through the Stålverk homepage.

This is the first collaborative release of Alpha Mound and Tidsrymd, and the topic of this particular sonic meditation is the altered state of dreams. Combining our resources we have made two pieces combining synths, electric piano and processed guitars, somewhere in the realm between ambient, doom-jazz, post rock or ethereal, minimal shoegaze. It’s a slow building wall of sound, meditative but forceful, emerging in spacey, atmospheric, rolling melodies.

Subharmonicon & Chance

Song also available at Bandcamp

I wanted to give my new acquisition the Moog Subharmonicon a test and after two initial setups/approaches this is what I landed on. A combination with some new stuff in Ableton Live 11.

The chance in the title refers to the new function in the midi-editor that you can put a % value on midi notes. So this is what is happening with the drums that have been pre-programmed. They have somewhere between 90% and 35% to trigger. All drum samples comes from Lullatone’s new sample set ”Domestic Drums”:

Another chance element is using the new Max for Live device ”Tree Tone” that comes in the ”Inspired by Nature” pack of devices:

I’m using the rain feature and controlling the amount of rain and speed with the Midi Fighter Twister. Which is also controlling the volume of the arp and and a midi stacking of Mopho x4 organ sound (a sound called ”Kitchen Sync” one octave above the notes played on the x4) using the new MPE features in Ableton and the aftertouch function on the Mopho x4.

The voice sample is a reading from Lord Dunsany’s ”51 tales”.

Morning Machines

Today my new album "Morning Machines" is released digitally by Sound Meditation.

It is a very ambient album themed around primordial proto-machines creating the morning of the cosmos. A sort of imagined/alternative creation story if you will. Where something small and not even sentient is building something monumental.

Above is from my Bandcamp and below you can find the Spotify streaming. I hope you enjoy!

AEMC - One Minute Compositions

I did a contribution for the AEMC latest "One Minute Compositions" release. It is called "Cobalt Streak" and is a mellow and bit of a sad tune with the imagiros's piano as a foundation.