Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a propulsive improvised synth jam, Ascension, by Alexander Robotnick and Ludus Pinsky, aka The Analog Session:
“Ascension” is the first of 4 video-clips resulting from a session held at Robotnick’s studio in April 2012. A couple of cuts were made to bring the original 20 minute session down to a 10 minute video. No adjustment to the music was made in post-production.
The parts played by Alexander Robotnick and Ludus Pinsky are totally improvised, with the exception of the central break and the theme of ascending notes that gives the title to the track. These two were previously agreed upon by the two musicians. The rhythmic part and the bass line were written on the sequencer in the modular synth operated by Ludus Pinsky. Some other sequencer lines derive from the main bass line.
The computer appearing in the video was used to record the performance on 24 tracks.
The video was shot by three standing cameras. The shots made by the mobile camera were mainly used to fill in the cuts.
“Ascension” is part of The Analog Session’s forth-coming album, scheduled for release in November 2012 by Hot Elephant Music.