children who have never seen the sky

At first, my goal with this album was to play one of the songs from La Monte Young but, after a few days exploring tape techniques, I decided to create something on my own. 

Inspired by Composition 1960 #7, I decided to hold notes for a really long time and see how they would sound.

I picked up a Korg NTS-1 that I played around with lately and used it to record drone tape loops. Those loops consisted of one note being repeat forever. Eight of these drone loops were put together on a YAMAHA MT8X and played for a tape duration. 

This is how I got to children who have never seen the sky.

Musically speaking, children who have never seen the sky is the only song in this album. The other eight songs are the loops I mentioned above. I decided to present them here to see how this song was put together by different pieces and held for as long as possible.

Children who have never seen the sky is a concept that came to me by combining factors, but I mainly blame it on the COVID-19 pandemic we're going through right now and how I feel like this is the first of the many pandemics of this generation.
Through drone, I want to explore how future children would grow in a space surrounded by an invisible enemy that can be anywhere. If you put together global warming and the threat that comes from these pandemics, it feels less like a sci-fi story and more like a possible timeline. And this is what I wanted to explore sonically.

The visual aspect of this album was inspired by the op-art work from Bridget Riley and the drone waves I keep imagining vibrating through my studios while I played these tracks. 

I spent some time drawing these curved lines repeatedly, and my original goal was to present them in black and white. But the drones here look more colourful than that to me, so I changed visual directions and decided on something that looked more unique.
This is how I spent March 2021, and this is how it sounded like to me.

Let there be drone. 

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