Synthesist Bakis Sirros sent us word of a new modular and vintage-analog filled release, Memory Geist – Benthos (DiNDDL09), a collaboration with Steve Law.
Here’s what they have to say about the new release:
Benthos is the second album by Memory Geist, the collaborative project of Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission & Black Cab) and Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds & Interconnected). Their first album “Funereal Cavern” was released in 2007 by the well respected Italian experimental label Musica Maxima Magnetica.
The creation of “Benthos” has been a long process initiated in mid-2007 when Law visited Sirros in his home town of Athens, Greece and the duo recorded some initial material together comprising a variety of soundscapes, sequences, analogue rhythms & organic atmospheres. On his return to Melbourne in Australia, Law sculpted this raw material into a set of 6 tracks which were augmented by further soundscapes, rhythms and arrangement ideas sent across to him by Sirros. The gestation of “Benthos” took 4 years in total and has resulted in the birth of a complex and fascinating ambient electronica album. The pieces range from dark, industrial rhythmic tracks to cosmic style slabs of ambience and showcase the duos use of modular analogue synths alongside computer software manipulation.
Info and audio clips are available at the DIN label site.
Sirros sends along some additional details ‘for the gear-heads’:
This album is full of various modular and analogue synths, including ARP 2600, Doepfer A100 / eurorack, RS-Integrator, Serge modular, Technosaurus Selector system D, Metalbox/CGS, Korg MS20, MS50, Curetronic modular, Roland System-100m, Korg Trident, Korg PE-2000, Univox SR95, etc, etc… )