this is a collection of new material along with remastered and revoiced songs from my earlier album "night city trax" for the role playing game Cyberpunk by RTalsorian.
the songs of Ars Electron
A few of these songs are available on www.revostock.com for use in commercial video production. Several others have videos on my Youtube channel and have over 100,000 views. For the rest, here are the download links to the songs and samples:
bioreactor (3:40) built almost entirely of samples using acid looping software, except for the keyboard solos. i also play electric guitar. the alesis and software synths were used.
ephonic (4:18) counterpoint, synth strings and 'voices' play a big part. my first piece to use the alesis in addition to the kawai and proteus.
seeth (2:27) it has interesting audio artifacts from how the rhythms between parts interplayed. the kawai and proteus were the original synths. the yamaha now plays an important role and the tracks have been slid around in time.
back by popular demand- the original version of bangin' from 1994(3:11) this is an experimental piece recorded wih what would be called today, vintage synthesizers. It also features my only vocal work from the album.
bangin'(2005) (3:20) this version has been completely re-voiced using a yamaha s90, with one small section from the proteus.
tetra (4:03) the basic structure was written as a musical exercise for piano around 1983. this uses the proteus and kawai, my first synths.
netrun (3:56) uses the kawai and proteus, with custom sounds i programmed.
aerodyne (3:33) a down tempo track using only the proteus. very ethereal.
wilderspace (3:52) this uses just two sounds from the proteus. it was recorded as a musical stream of consciousness.
hunt (4:20)- this uses the kawai and proteus and has interesting tonal effects.
running man (2:43) my first synth piece (1987). this use the kawai, proteus and has odd rhythmic overtones.
techno - neural spiral (6:20) these songs merge into each other. heavy use of synth drums/percussion from the kawai and proteus, plus custom sounds.
what is it tonight (2:50) another acid loops track. this includes vocals from an old mac using text to speech software.
polis (2:11) this is an experimental acid loops track. i added a song structure around samples from a friend. this was mostly written on an airplane. the track ends with an unexplained software glitch i recorded.
latest musicfantasy8 (3:57) new age (piano and synthesizers). it uses my yamaha s90, an alesis vintage synth qcard, and a cool custom sample heard at the end
music from the planet nibiru (3:43) sounds from another world and especially my custom synths. see the video below, like thousands already have!
cosmic awakening (6:31) journey through the universe to shimmering custom synth sounds layered on piano.
widgetspace (7:19) some serious bent noise put together with Acid. bent sources, java synth loops, some s90, etc. just whacked.
journey into sound (1:44) uses circuit bent instrument loops, custom-built software synth loops, samples from an old record, and acid loops software. check out the cool video on youtube.
ecopoeisis- see the video - over 65,000 views (4:57) mellow, ambient style. lead is the s90 with the pads and drums with backing parts being my own software-based fm synthesis sounds.
the asian crowd (4:38) you might call this new asia. my java synth (through burning loops to an alesis qcard) and the yamaha s90 are all it takes.
a minor fall (5:58) come on a late night space journey on the s90 and my java synth
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Erich Izdepski- writing, playing, synth/sample/midi programming, production
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Karen for sampled vocals on bioreactor and back cover photo
Mike Faulhaber for several samples on polis which led to its creation
Emmett Loverde for digital effects on cd booklet photo and using some tracks in a movie of his (Santa's Letters)
Mark Arsenault for the original idea that led to 'night city trax'
the recording gear
equipment has come and gone but here is the list i can remember: kawai k1, proteus 1, alesis qsr with vintage q card, yamaha s90, art multiverb iii, art quadra/fx, electric guitar with boss effects box, mackie 1202, dat recorder, sonar, master tracks pro, cakewalk pro, sound forge xp, acid, giga sampler le, an old mac for computer speech, tasman software synth.
and the latest gear is my homemade analog synth
All music Copyright 2005, 2006 Erich Izdepski