Alto Stratus: The Ritual

(Auricle AMCDR 031) CDR

Alto Stratus - The Ritual CD, art/design by Alan Freeman7.00 + p&p

1. The Golden Dawn 8'34"
2.
Scrying 11'00"
... a) Vision From Afar (Premonition), b) Music or Not? (Invocation),
... c) Ultima Thule (Elevation)
3.
The Astral Dark 4'30"
4.
Bardo Thodol 6'44"
5.
Ceremony 18'10"
... a) Beyond Physical Realms, b) Development of the Inner Self,
... c) Karma (Aerial Flight), d) Samadhi
6.
Trancemission II 4'44"
7.
Mandrake (The Man Root) 5'07"
8.
The Captive 15'20"
?.
Meditation

Recorded at Tachyon Studio (25-28 March 1989).
Bonus The Captive taken from A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD
(Dark Star DIS 1-2) sampler.
Digital transfer by Alan Freeman at Tachyon Studio (12 May 2002).

Alan Freeman: synths (Octave Cat, Korg MS20), Siel Orchestra 2, samples, loops.
Steve Freeman: synths (Moog Source+Moog Rogue CV linked sequencing), Casio MT68, samples, loops, Sinclair Spectrum programming.

Descriptive of man's rituals and ceremonies, the music on this album attempts sonically to reflects the calm serenity of meditation, the tense air of the ritual dance, the weird realms of occultist magic and more, with synthesizers and sound sampling, to create surreal sound paintings, taking the listener way beyond physical realms...

 

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(Auricle AMC 035) c60

Alto Stratus - The Ritual cassette, art/design by Alan Freeman5.00 + p&p

A...
1.
The Golden Dawn 8'34"
2.
Scrying 10'50"
... A) Vision From Afar (Premonition), B) Music Or Not? (Invocation),
... C) Ultima Thule (Elevation)
3.
The Astral Dark 4'25"
4.
Bardo Thodol 6'44"

B...
1.
Ceremony 18'00"
... A) Beyond Physical Realms, B) Development Of The Inner Self,
... C) Karma (Aerial Flight), D) Samadhi
2.
Trancemission II 4'42"
3.
Mandrake (The Man Root) 5'07"
?.
Meditation

Recorded at Tachyon Studio (25-28 March 1989).

Alan & Steve Freeman: synths, samples, programming.