The Abominable Sand
"Instead of the obvious religious intentions, I was more concerned with the present "violence" against nature. Most of Dante's Inferno is observational I wanted the experience to be immersive.
"The track has a breath or cycle that is clear at the beginning, this is subsumed by intensifying distorted voices and sounds which depict the descent into the Abominable Sand-the sand is the blurring of high pitch and static that consumes the voices. The Abominable sand is, in this case, like a desert sand storm that desiccates and shreds all that is captured in its path.
|The composition was sequenced in LogicX using MIDI instruments and treated sounds - samples were taken from DAT tapes of many years of sound exploration including shortwave voice recordings, vintage synths and found sound/ field recordings. Many were further treated in granular synthesis software. Native Instruments Kontakt sampler was used for the keyboard parts."