The Haze Of Sleeplessness
Just as radio drama is said to provide the best pictures, so some music can make for a perfect film soundtrack without the need for a film to exist at all. 'The Haze of Sleeplessness' is a case in point.
A suite of seven movements whose common musical material is continuously recycled into new shapes and sounds, while recurring leitmotifs create a connecting thread of continuity, 'The Haze of Sleeplessness' operates on several levels simultaneously. It's also a remarkably original and successful attempt at using by now antique instruments to form a true orchestral palette, building a symphony of sound through combining monophonic sources and their new digital variants into a densely populated audio landscape that is captured with astonishing sonic fidelity.
'The Haze of Sleeplessness' is also a true solo album, as keyboardist/composer Stale Storlokken (famed for his work with Supersilent and a host of other projects, from Terje Rypdal and Arve Henriksen to Motorpsycho) does everything himself, from writing and playing to recording and mixing. The instruments that Storlokken used for the album include Minimoog, Prophet T8, Prophet VS, Arp Pro Soloist, Oberheim Xpander, as well as some digital/software synths. Most of the material is made up of improvised parts that serve as a base on which the arrangement and the final music is built upon, and this basic foundation can be a melody, some chords, a groove or even just a sonic idea. The title, 'The Haze of Sleeplessness' reflects in a way the state of insomnia: you are awake, but at the same time, not. This state can be in some ways very creative and imaginative, but also very destructive.
- Prelude To The Haze Of Sleeplessness
- Orange Drops
- Reality Box
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- Skyrocket Hotel
- Nitro Valley
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