FORMS 9 - Transformation Machine

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Taking inspiration from 1970s science fiction TV and film soundtracks by the likes of Malcolm Clarke (Dr Who -The Sea Devils) and Gil Melle (The Andromeda Strain), Benge harneses the power of his trusty EMS synthesisers to compose a suite of musical vignettes fit for an entirely imaginary tele-play. Casting himself out into to a world of crudely designed studio sets depicting faraway civilisations, ancient but highly advanced alien species who all happen to speak english, adrift in a universe of primative electronic bleeps and buzzes, he sets the musical scene for this never-to-be-seen space soap opera. Please take this opprtunity to create, in your own mind, a suitable televisual accompniment to his soundtrack, along whichever lines this electronic musical odyssey takes you

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A GALACTIC DEVICE -
A TRANSFORMATION
MACHINE !

The sound of vibration surrounds us, filling the universe with its inharmonious wash. Yet the chaos, which these vibrations so ruthlessly comprise, can on occasion be tamed. If the conditions permit, the vibrations might be formed into those most discrete of aural collisions we call SONICAL NOTES. Varied and strange are the notes. They drift as if motes in the air. Some, but very few, will drift upon the ears of Man, and become interpreted into the music of dance, or song, or any other therapeutic amalgamation. Fewer notes still will drift athwart, beyond the reach of human perception, to finally become recompiled by that unseen and almost always unheard compiler of the wordless song, the TRANSFORMATION MACHINE

Benge (Benjamin D Edwards), a prominent name in todays experimental electronic music scene, has given his fertile imagination full rein in this sonic exploration of galactic intrigue, demonstrating an enthralling command of electronic modular synthesiser systems

THIS ALBUM WAS CREATED ON E.M.S. VCS3 AND
POLYSYNTHI SYNTHESISERS, AND IS PART NINE
OF BENGE’S FORMS SERIES OF WORKS


Author's Note:

As with many of my recent solo albums, I sometimes like to set myself certain limitations whilst composing and recording music. This album is no exception and was recorded on vintage equipment which was manufactured by EMS during the 1960s and 1970s

To make this record I used the following:

VCS3 Mk1 - The Putney
DK1 Keyboard - The Cricklewood
EMS TK1 Sequencer
Polysynthi Polyphonic Keyboard
EMS Random Voltage Generator
EMS 8 Octave Filter Bank
EMS Pitch-Voltage-Converter

The pieces of music were constructed using overdubbing (sound-on-sound recording). During mixdown a little analogue reverberation was added on some of the tracks (EMT 140 valve-type plate reverberator)

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released March 20, 2020

Memetune Science Fiction
Published in 2020 by Memetune Publishing Limited
Memetune Studios, England

Written, composed and recorded by Benge
All design and layout Benge
Copyright Memesongs 2020

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