Sounds of Atoms

by Sayer

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After completing Random Access Melodies I intended to take a break from creating new music and instead direct my efforts to remaster and re-release some of my older, pre-1st Encounter material. Then the plan was to start on new tracks for the Sounds of Atoms themed release.

The work on the older material never happened because inspiration kept getting in the way and before long I had the majority of the tracks in-work for Sounds of Atoms. The six months invested in Sounds of Atoms have been some of the most enjoyable and productive months I have ever had working with music.

Sounds of Atoms - was specifically written to be the title track of Sounds of Atoms and set the tone for the release.

Subatomic Particles - is all about the sequences... hopefully with a little Tangerine Dream influence.

Kinetic Energies - is best thought of as a bonus track. It started as some noodling with a couple of sequences and within a short amount of time I liked it enough to squeeze it into this release. Simple and fun.

Cyclotron - the first track written for Sounds of Atoms and it is intended to be one of the stand-out tracks. Over time it evolved quite a lot from the initial takes and has the most time and effort invested of all tracks on this release.

Oscillating Fields - offers a catchy sequence as the driving force, along with some nice supporting sounds.

Retrospection - reflects back to some of the music I was making prior to 1st Encounter. Originally, it was not planned for this release, thus the break from the Atoms theme, but I liked how it offers a change in feel and pace and decided to include it.

Cosmic Rays - time to add some grit to the sequences and toss in some nice sound effects.

Angular Momentum - There always seems to be one track on each release that proves to be a real challenge for me to get everything sounding "right", and Angular Momentum is the one. The goal was to have a whimsical feel, while still having layers of sequences.

Particle Beams - actually was started while I was working on Random Access Melodies, but very little work had been done. After some more attention and effort, it found its way onto Sounds of Atoms.

Atomic Age - was from the start intended to be the final track on Sounds of Atoms. The idea was to bring down the intensity a bit and end the release with a more relaxed feeling.


released January 21, 2014



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Sayer Sugar Land, Texas

For most of my life, electronic music has been an integral part of my journey. My musical wanderings have gone in many directions over the years, but tend to lean toward electronic sound-scapes that blend classic styles with more modern influences. I hope you enjoy the results. ... more

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