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Scattered Frequencies [for Edgar Froese]

by David Gerard

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This became a watershed composition on many levels: it was the first time I had written a piece specifically as a homage to an artist whose music was a huge inspiration to me - Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese. It was also the first full-fledged 'opus' in my repertoire: a sprawling, 14-minute excursion, influenced in part by such TD classic albums as "Phaedra" and "Rubycon."

Ambientism was my second commercially-released recording - as such, I was still enamoured of strictly analogue synthesis, and was recording direct to digital multitrack recorder; a piece of hardware that I still turn to from time to time when not utilizing a DAW like Ableton Live. I remember the day I finished mastering the album: I had my friend Ed Moore (a huge fan of classic electronic music) come over to a 'listening party.' I watched how intently he was absorbing this closing track, listening to the various twists and turns and modulations, and when it was over, we both looked at each other - his reaction affirmed what I had set out to achieve, and I knew this album would be a stepping stone for me as a composer; gaining praise from e/i electronic magazine, and becoming my first release to earn a place on SomaFm radio's Drone Zone playlist.

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released April 21, 2017
David Gerard: guitar & loop pedal, synthesis & programming
© 2005 Ambientunes, Ltd. ASCAP

COMPOSED AND PRODUCED BY DAVID GERARD
Cover Art & Design: David Gerard
® 2005 New Franklin Records

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You will find a variety of electronic excursions here: minimal, ambient, soundtrack, pop-ambient, experimental, Berlin School, et al.

Also, please take a moment to check out the links to my discography on iTunes to uncover classic albums in my catalog, as well as my official EPK, with interviews and more streaming music. Roger, over and out!
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