Another one made with a special instrument. This time it’s the “Buchla Music Easel”. never heard about this and had to google it.
To me the record sounds very modern with an analog touch and i really have the impression that you can hear clearly thatĀ Alessandro Cortini was playing in Nine Inch Nails. You can listen to the whole record in full below. It starts very dark and opens up in the middle and there it got me – be patient while listening.
I ordered the red vinyl straight away. it’s looks so beautiful.
Deluxe double LP pressed in an edition of 500 copies. First 200 copies pressed are on red vinyl and packaged in a deluxe heavy duty gatefold jacket printed on thick board stock with a lush matte laminate.
Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails/How To Destroy Angels) composed the Forse series using a Buchla Music Easel. Forse, meaning "maybe" In Italian, is a series of 3 double LP releases Cortini recorded for Important to release in 2013.
"All pieces were written and performed live on a Buchla Music Easel, in the span of one month. I found that the limited array of modules that the instrument offers sparked my creativity.
Most pieces consist of a repeating chord progression, where the real change happens at a spectral/dynamic level, as opposed to the harmonic/chordal one. I believe that the former are just as effective as the latter, in the sense that the sonic presentation (distortion , filtering, wave shaping, etc) are just as expressive as a chord change or chord type, and often reinforce said chord progressions.
Of all the years with Nine Inch Nails the period spent writing and recording the instrumental record Ghosts I-IV is probably the one which changed my approach to music making the most. After that record I started getting more into instrumental composition, although I tried to approach it in a different way. While we had a vast array of tools and instruments at our disposal then, I decided to approach my pieces limiting myself to one instrument only, as I found myself being more decisive when faced with a limited creative environment. "
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive