This track is definitely in my top three of the material I came up with on the road last month, and I think it has everything to do with having a limited window to write and capture a piece before we departed what would be the last snow of 2018. My love of modular is often times divided firmly into two halves: a love of longform droning ambient sound design and a love of asymmetrical beat making using atypical sounds ... both wheelhouse staples of modular synthesis. I think this piece touches on a little bit of both. One of the easiest formats to explore in all-hardware environment is "build a sympathetic drone then drop a beat on it" ... it is simple, effective and a great way to get ideas going or come up with something engaging on the fly. I think I used this simple method to great effect here, again relying on the Mutable Instrument's Plaits and its resonator to pluck out the koto-referenced melody over a Mangrove influenced drone of sufficient depth and scope to carry the first half of the track.
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