Manican Dream - Chaos Is

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    Single Double sided vinyl, with Damase - True Color on Side A and Manican Dream - Chaos Is on Side B. Includes jacket with printed cover art, and digital download card.

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Written & recorded by Jeff Bye and Nate Laningham
© Manican Dream Records. All rights reserved.

Soundtrack to the film "Solace Is" by Yelena Laningham

This track was put together in Ableton from 5 live takes of different eurorack synth patches, a couple field recordings, and a heavily effected piano track. Composed much like a painting by layering stereo recordings on top of each other with a fair amount of editing. Allowing yourself to be inspired by your own momentary intuition. The field recordings represent chaotic rhythms found in the natural world. Done with less than 6U of modules.

Below the patches are vaguely noted/labelled in the order in which they were recorded, a link to the rack in Modulargrid, and the times when the patches appear in the tracks

- Patch 1 - Mobenthey's Chaotic Mind
Sci-Fi type synth sounds. 4ms SCM triggering Swoop, and Intellijel Quadra which are modulating Denum, Sprott, Dunst, Mutable Ripples through Optomix. Tweaked live by hand

- Patch 2 - The Sacred Mysteron
Acoustic twang sounding rhythm. Promodular Cloq triggering Swoop, Denum, Dunst, which are triggering/modulating Toppobrillo Quantimator and a duophonic Mysteron. Audio sent through Optomix and Audio Damage Dub Jr. Tweaked by hand

- Patch 3 - Battle of Digital and Analog
Glitchy, juicy, huge, small sound design type sounds. 4ms SCM triggering Mysteron, Swoop, Denum, Sprott with lots of feedback modulation intertwined via Doepfer a-138m matrix mixer. Modulating also by hand with Koma Kommander

- Patch 4 - Shifting Marriage of the Sine Nymphs
Moving, panning soft and chaotic melody. Promodulat Cloq and 4ms SCM triggering Quantimator, Make Noise Maths, Optomix, Swoop, Denum, Dunst modulating and sequencing Inteilijel Rubicon, 2x Dixies, Sine Waves played polyphonically through Optomix and Sprott into Intellijel Dubmix with IFM modulating the Panning. Tweaked by hand and with Koma Kommander

- Patch 5 - Fit Us into Space and Time
Reverb, Delay, and Panning FX send patch sending the previous 4 patches through Alright Devices Chronoblob, Intellijel Springray, Intellijel Dubmix all modulated by IFM modules in a complex feedback patch. Tweaked by hand and faded in and out to give the track a sense of space.

- Piano played by Nate - Reversed, sliced and parameter locked FX with Elektron Octatrack, stutters and chorus FX played by hand with the crossfader

- Field Recordings
-Bell on a porch in the wind
-Raindrops in an abandoned building Angle 1
-Raindrops in an abandoned building Angle 2
-Backyard with a lot of wind chimes and noisemakers, as a storm in blowing in


from True Color / Chaos Is, released January 27, 2017



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Damase Austin, Texas

Damase is the solo endeavor of Jeff Bye, also one half of Manican Dream

Utilizing creative sound design techniques and a number of analog and modular synths, Damase takes the listener on a journey through the ethereal.

He seamlessly weaves elements of progressive house, techno, soul and ambient electronica, transporting audiences to places far beyond the dance floor.
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