I started by playing a simple 4 to 11 note phrase using single and multi-voiced choir samples. I then recorded the resulting phrase into another sampling keyboard and then played it one would a normal piano. I only could play a few notes in each octave or it would start to sound very chaotic. I then convolved these resulting loops with a variety of other sounds (impulses), and finally mixed these to create the songs. I also used a vocoder in many of the tracks as well as samples of my own voice.
The album took two solid weeks to master. The convolution process creates some pretty heavy overtones that made it very difficult to control the sound. This was on of the most difficult albums to master. On the other hand, I delighted at the random element and textures it produced.
Diatonis - Los Angeles, CA. Dec 2000
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1. Elements of Light
2. Lunar Dream
3. Corona Restitution
9. Ninth Emanation
11. Typhonian XIÂ°