Announcing the release of Materials, an [uneasy listening | dark | ambient | drone | noisy] study of Mutable Instruments Rings.
The catalyst was many online discussions about how my favorite module “always sounds the same.” Friends, it does not, and I decided to show rather than tell.
Patch notes and a bonus track are here.
In another recent thread or two, there was a discussion of the idea of failure in art and music. I hadn’t really considered in advance what the criteria for success or failure are. Certainly, getting the thing done and not growing tired of the module was something of a success. If a former Rings-hater listens to it and admits that there was more to the module than they thought, that’s also a win (if a little more petty) If people enjoy the album and are inspired to explore Rings – and other modules too – in more depth and less conventional ways, than that’s maybe the best outcome.