Stealing The Sun - now released!

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Stealing The Sun - now released!

Post by carbon111 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:31 am

Well, it's been a long road from March 2009 when I started this project but Stealing The Sun is finally released. Cheers!

The CD and Digital Album is currently available through http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/ - CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon will soon follow.

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This is the description:
Stealing The Sun is the album I've been wanting to make for the last ten years. Filled with a wide spectrum of synth textures and embellished by my voice, it's an exploration of epiphany and change viewed through the lens of modern electronic pop.

Diverse elements like the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, Native American traditions and Greek mythology combine into something strange, personally engaging, and hopefully "greater than the sum of its parts"
The CDs turned out really nice! :D

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Gearlist:

Silver Thread - Ensoniq Fizmo and Waldorf Q provide backing pads, Korg Oasys is bass and string sounds while Digidesign's Boom provides percussion.

Breathing Machinery - Korg Oasys does Piano and Wave Sequencing, Weird Pads are NI's Absynth and, except for some clickety bits from Digidesign's "Boom", all the Drum Sounds and Rhythm Beds were done in NI's Absynth as well.

Subterranean Bathers - Ensoniq VFX is the voxy pad, Korg Oasys is piano, drums and everything else.

The Initiation - Lead Drones are from the SCI Prophet 600, Piano is Nord Stage, Pads are provided by Nord Wave, and Metallic Stabs and Drums are Korg Oasys.

Luna - The Nord Stage is on "distorted lead", Nord Wave on "grungy Santur" and Oasys on drums and "ambiance".

Walden - Waldorf Microwave XT is synth lead, Nord Stage is all pianos, Absynth4 and Alchemy provide ambient beds and Korg Electribe ES-1 is drums.

Stealing The Sun
- All pianos and synth sounds are Nord Stage, drums are Korg Electribe ES-1.

The Big Room - Sync lead is Nord Wave, Grungy synth organ is Nord Stage, Pads are Korg Oasys and Drums are Digidesign's Boom.

Strangeness - Drums are provided by Korg Electribe ES-1, everything else is Waldorf Q.

No Time - All sounds provided by the Korg Oasys.

Full lyrics are available here: http://carbon111.com/sts/stealing_the_sun.txt

CD purchases come with a free instant download. The entire album can be listened to here: http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/
Best Regards, James
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Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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Re: Stealing The Sun - now released!

Post by carbon111 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:29 pm

BTW - As I mentioned on my blog on Sunday, I'm doing a random drawing from the first batch of CD sales to give away some swag I've got laying around. There's a shoulder bag, a clock and five T-shirts:

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...don't worry, I'm keeping the one I'm wearing. ;)
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Re: Stealing The Sun - now released!

Post by tekkentool » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:29 am

Excellent album art actually.

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Re: Stealing The Sun - now released!

Post by carbon111 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:35 am

Thanks, I did all the art myself. :)
Best Regards, James
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