Announcing the release of the 10th Starthief album, No Place
A recent thread here on Lines, concurrent with reading an essay on the nature of ambient music, made me realize that my music is most often about scenes, rather than stories or people or other subjects. Some of them are specific, real places I have visited, but more are about a general type of scene which should be at least somewhat familiar to most people, even if they’ve never been there themselves – a cave, a storm, the deep ocean.
This album is, instead, about the secret scenes of my imagination. Scenes that are not places. The settings of recurring nightmares, childhood imagination, spirit travel, and stories whose plots and characters were never well developed but the scene remains vivid in my mind.
One-take improvisations with Eurorack modular integrated with Bitwig Studio, Yamaha Reface CS and Arturia Microbrute.
Patch notes are here.