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| Author: WitchVox Posted: 10/20/2002 ||
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|Bardic Circle Featuring the Reverend Rob...
Artemis in Lime
(by the Reverend Rob)
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The song was intended to elaborate on the mixed joy and sadness that was present in my life at the time due to work and personal issues; I often write pieces designed to be a ritual in and of themselves, to purge emotions both positive and otherwise, and let the thoughts and emotions in my head transmute themselves to sound.
The dense layering of the piece is intentional; it reflects the root chaos that was present at the time of recording, with the central theme of the piece reflecting instead the cyclic nature of joy contrasting the wildness of the universe outside myself. In its own way, it acknowledges my favorite time of the year, as autumn begins to fade and everything for a few weeks, regardless of other events or things that impede my appreciation of nature and the beauty of creation.
On a spiritual level, I frequently use echo and delay sounds to create a moving cycle of repetition to mirror my own personal workings with the myriad forms of Tetragramaton. In the creation of a piece and the extrapolation of sound, I try to use the music as a method of both keeping a non-verbal journal of my life (I record extensively, 5+ hours a week) and as a method of keeping contact with the divinity I believe is present even in the most unlikely places. It is for this reason I try to make an encompassing sound that reflects multiple influences, feelings, and the magick present through daily routine and ritual that would otherwise be overlooked.
In this song and others, I may well be one of the more unusual pagan musicians out there, reflecting both noise and beauty in broad strokes intending to capture everything I possibly can on tape as accurately as it feels.
Recorded: Mashed Potato Studio, Pocatello, ID
Guests/Players: the Reverend Rob: guitar, ebow, rack delays
Technical Notes: Recorded mostly live in the studio in September 2000 with the aid of a rack of sample & hold rack delay units. Primary recording completed in the course of an evening, 4 primary tracks laid at once (1 mic on each amp, 2 external directs from secondary effects loop) using a Fender Squier Strat, ebow, Electro-Harmonix Frequency Analyzer, Electro-Harmonix Bassballs, 3 Digitech RDS series rack delays, Boss rack delay, Ibanez analog delay, and amp-provided tremolo. Incidental overdubs done with ebow and Memphis Les Paul copy.
Most of the odd sounds flying around are incidental due to the effects loop and sample and hold units; with current technology, it is amazing what one player can harness live.
Mixed and mastered on Tascam 488 8-track; encoding and post-production done in n-track studio.
LINK to the mp3 File: Click HERE
Artemis in Lime
(words & music by the Reverend Rob)
copyright 2000 the Reverend Rob
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