Solemn Somnolence

by Alchemeleon & Tales From the Trip

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sol·emn/ˈsäləm/
Adjective:

1. Formal and dignified.
2. Not cheerful or smiling; serious.

som·no·lence
[som-nuh-luhns]
noun
1. sleepiness; drowsimess.
2. a tendency to cause sleep.

An epic journey of a composition, this atmospheric electronic musical excursion combines retro analog synthesizers and modern day signal processing to invoke the creeping atmosphere of a John Carpenter movie or the satanic version of a meditative new age meditation cassette tape. Influences range from Oneohtrix Point Never and Casino vs. Japan to Esbjorn Svennson and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
An improvised piece recorded in one 45-minute session by two Athens, OH-based electronic musicians: Alchemeleon (Kimball Challenger & Ibanez AD202) and Tales From the Trip (Sequential Prophet VS & Korg Microkorg).
The original audio was then mixed by Alchemeleon into the final piece presented here.
More to come from this collab.

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released September 21, 2012

Alchemeleon is Chris Lee
Tales From the Trip is Todd Hochradel

Cover art by Jacob Koestler

Relaased on My Idea of Fun, Johnstown, PA.
www.myideaoffun.org

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Alchemeleon Chicago, Illinois

Alchemy: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold
Chameleon: any of a family of lizards with prehensile tail, independently movable eyeballs, and unusual ability to change the color of the skin
Alchemeleon: Chris Lee, a multi-instrumentalist with a love for recording and producing music of almost every kind.
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