Alto Stratus: Devastation

(Auricle AMCDR 026) CDR

Alto Stratus - Devastation, artwork by Alan Freeman7.00 + p&p

1. No Answer 10'55"
Stalker Suite 39'55"
... 1) Rail Tracks 5'30", 2) Penetrating The Zone 7'26", 3) Tunnels & Traps 10'37"
... 4) The Meat Mincer & The Room 14'50", 5) Return 1'32"
The Machine Is Broken 13'30"

Recorded at Tachyon Studio (31 December 2002), featuring additional source material from January, August and December 2002.
Mixdown and editing completed on 1 January 2003.

Alan Freeman: guitar with Zoom effects, Doepfer MS-404 and Roland SH-32 synths, Alesis Air FX, Roland GR-33 guitar synth, voice, cymbals, samples, etc.
Steve Freeman: bass with Korg ToneWorks and Zoom effects, loops, turntable, cymbals, Yamaha CS-5, Korg MS20 & Octave Cat synths.

A one-day session of live improvisations and lamination/constructions from the very end of 2002, resulting in an album of intense invention, a hybrid of industrial, kosmische and unique Alto Stratus. The "Stalker Suite" is dedicated to the film by Andrei Tarkovsky.