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Synergistic Deconstruction

by Hal McGee and Dave Fuglewicz

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This was my first collaborative recording with Dave Fuglewicz, who has been making some great psychedelic space music based around the ARP 2600 analog synthesizer since the mid 1980s.

Fuglewicz sent to me two CDs filled with ARP 2600 improvisations and oscillator fragments; and percussion loops and freaky samples processed with Sound Forge, Quasi-Fractal, Coagula, Hammer head and Total Recorder. I layered and sequenced his raw sonic materials using chance process methods, and added on my own sounds: Moog Etherwave theremin, circuit bent Casio SK-1, shortwave radio, Analogue Solutions Tri Tone 24 synth, Radio Shack MG-1 Moog synth, Dark Star synth module (built by Fuglewicz), Yamaha DGX-500, and a tape we had never used of a live in-person improv jam we did at Dave's house back in 2000.

Synergistic Deconstruction is music for the mind. When two minds are joined together in a common effort -- in this case space travel -- a third mind arises, which becomes the vehicle for intergalactic and microcosmic exploration.

If you like Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Cluster, Synergy, Conrad Schnitzler and classic 1980s Industrial Music you might very well like this CD. By listening to this CD you can travel millions of miles and millions of years in 77 minutes without ever leaving your living room or bedroom. Strap yourself in and get ready to travel with these two extended electronic music tracks: "Dislocated Chronicles" and "Synergistic Deconstruction". Leave your linear thinking on your doorstep. Turn your mind sideways, slip through the fractures in time created by the music. Past, present, future melt into one continuum. You are here. You are there. You are nowhere. Before you leave you have returned. At one moment you are reliving the birth of life on Earth -- in the next moment you are sipping a syrupy beverage and smoking a hookah pipe in a jazz bar in Area 59 on the planet Roswell in the Alpha Omicron system -- out the window you see a seductive black hole sucking up light, stars, gas, and memories of a life you left behind, back there on earth in an easy chair, with water dripping on your forehead from the leaky roof.

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HAL MCGEE: Moog Theremin, piano, circuit bent Casio SK-1, Radio Shack DX-397 short wave radio, Analogue Solutions Tri Tone 24 synthesizer, Realistic MG-1 synthesizer, Casio VA-10, Dark Star synthesizer module, Electro Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Casio SK-200, ARP Odyssey, Alesis Microverb III

DAVE FUGLEWICZ: ARP 2600 synthesizer, Textronix oscillators, Digitech RDS 7.6, computer: Sound Forge, Quasi-Fractal, Coagula, Hammer Head, Total Recorder


released November 1, 2003


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