Music For Motherships

by Intelligentsia

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Predating the movie 'Prometheus' by 2 years,
Intelligentsia beamed down with the deep space album, MUSIC FOR MOTHERSHIPS, dazzling us with a most 'unearthly' work to date.

As recommended by Matt Black (Cold Cut) & Ian Russell (the Bubble Man)

"The concept behind 'Music for Motherships' was to create a soundscape devoid of any real structure or quantization - a completely free-flow stream of consciousness. One day was set to write each piece simply to press record and hear what happens - with the first take being the finalized track. The result is something to put on in the background but not focused on - to enable you to switch off, meditate, and phase out of reality. Perhaps to imagine the internal echoes of Star-ships and their machines humming to themselves in the darkness, or the Universe viewed from portals, spliced with the ambient sound of solitude during a long haul across space. At the very least its somewhere some of us hope to be in the not too distant future." - MIRAI

Electronic Music devices used on this album: Roland JD800, JD990, JV1080, Juno 106, Yamaha DX200, CS5, CS1x, Prophet 600, Kawai k5000r, Casio CZ3000.

Keywords & Influences: 2001 Space Odyssey, Alien, Halflife, Portal, Star Trek, John Carpenter, HR Giger, UFO, EVP & Paranormal Research, Astronomy, Star Gazing.

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released June 21, 2010

Vocals on STARSEED by SARA RONNEKE (SWEDEN) and HIDEYO BLACKMOON (JAPAN). Vocals on MONOLITH by Steve Deg (ORANGEY). Effected piano on PROMETHEUS created with CECIL.

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Composer Mirai & vocalist Bronwen Stephens splice layers of Synths & Opera, re-animating the machine world of electronic music. They have written soundtracks for Japanese video games & the national media, with music pressed to 250,000+ units while performing over 80 live events worldwide, including gigs with Susumu Hirasawa, Christopher Currell (ex-Michael Jackson Band) & Japan's Morley Robertson. ... more

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