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Hollan submitted several pieces for consideration on the Electronic Consortium project: this composition in particular was excerpted from a larger work. I have been a longstanding meditation sensei, and thought I'd do something a little unorthodox here.

Often, when nature sounds are incorporated into instrumental tracks, they either serve as background to the other instruments, or wind up tacked on, which almost seems like an afterthought. So on "Shoreline", I began by making the ocean the lead instrument - I opted for a gradual fade-iin, beginning with the crashing waves, then slowly (and I mean, slowly) bringing in the acoustic guitar and Hollan's keyboards.

Conventional wisdom would suggest the intro is too long, and the instrumentation should come in sooner - then again, I would suggest to you the phrase "conventional wisdom" is an oxymoron.
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released December 2, 2016
Hollan Holmes - keyboards
David Gerard - guitar & atmospherics

COMPOSED BY GERARD/HOLMES
Produced by David Gerard
© 2016-17 The Electronic Consortium

Cover Design: David Gerard
® 2017 Orbiting Orion Records

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DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST YOUR SPEAKERS!!!

The Sonic Alchemist is in charge of all transmissions, combining analogue & digital synthesis, ambient guitars, percussion, aural arcana and a yearning for astral travel. Will you come join me? ... more

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