CD-R Auricle AMCDR 281 £8.00
2. iron 8'23"
3. carbon 24'56"
4. chromium 12'55"
5. copper 10'16"
material improvised by Triax.
Recorded direct to digital at Tachyon Studio, 13 February 2017.
Transfer and mix by Alan, March & October 2017.
Concept, titles and photos by Alan.
Alan Freeman: synthesizers, laptop (virtual synths, sampler,
SIEL Orchestra 2, guitar.
Steve Freeman: synthesizers, bass, loops, acoustic CD, cymbal,
Dave Powell: flute, hurdy gurdy, effects, etc.
Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or
"stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name
given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It
is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to
stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have
been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while
retaining the original structure of the stem tissue.
Well, that was the concept of what
this music sounded like, and thus I went in search of images, in particular a
local lightning tree that's turning to stone! Of course "Petrified"
can also mean so frightened that one is unable to move - and this is
quite sonically "scary" I guess. Tons of analogue electronics and
live sound reconstruction on this one, and more of those spooky organ
mutations from Dave. In all, a very different sonically frazzled Triax!
CD-R first edition: 12 numbered copies - released 1/11/2017.
Bandcamp download - released 15/8/2018.
Routenote distributed download - released 2/4/2019.
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