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June 7: Livesets 5 is up.
May 25: Livesets 4 is up.
May 10: Livesets 3 is now up too.
Livesets 1 & 2 from Stairs To The Midnight City, Vol.2 are now on iTunes.
Another set or two will be added over the next little while.
April / May 2014
Set 9 - 12 minute preview
AfterImage 7.5 - long preview
Set 6 - preview
Set 14 - preview
Hybrid Mirror - preview
Musik For 10 Pianos / 2014 edit - preview
Fall - preview
Expansion 8.1 - preview 1
Final Space 2014 - preview
Musik For 10 Pianos / Mesh Mix - preview
Set 19 - preview
Telephoto 2014 - preview
Exiles 5 / liveset - preview
Aura 1 / liveset - preview
Celestial Envelope / Colour Wheel 2 - preview
Exiles 7 / liveset - preview
Aura 2 / liveset - preview
Celestial Envelope / Colour Wheel 1 - preview
poem (in two versions)
time and the field,
into the deep summer
recounting the sun's charter,
fallen to sea
beside anenome, and axons,
derivatives in stone
delved from campaigns and militias
of another year
time and the field,
in deep summer
recall the sun's charter :
fallen to sea
beside anenome, and axons -
derivatives in stone
delved from campaigns and
militias of another year
Ocean Therapy Control Fugue 2 - preview
Skan 12 - preview
Island 2 - Liveset - preview
Antelope - Liveset 3 - preview
Solstice / Liveset 2 - preview
Skan 13 - preview
Solstice / Midnight Voyager - Liveset 1 - long preview
Antelope - Liveset 2 - preview
Ocean Therapy Control Fugue 1 - preview
Set 13 / Andromeda - long preview
Set 8 - preview
Set 5 (Overture) - preview
Unity Print 1 - preview
Unity Print 2 - preview
QuadraSnakes 3 - preview
Set Four - preview
10th Mirror - preview
10th Mirror / Instrumental - preview
The Base / Atomised - Process Mirage Edit -preview
Mantra / Mas Projektor - preview
The Base / Atomised - preview
Mantra / Mas Projektor - Gravity Shift Edit - preview
The Base / Atomised II - preview
rainpoem, november 11.13
We made beauty where before there was none
drawing breath from summer clouds and winter rains
on hillsides and seas of memory
i was the singer, you were the song
Tesseract - preview
Ziggurat - preview
Yantra - preview 1
Yantra - preview 2
Ascension Bells - preview
Ascension Beats - preview
Ascension Bells 3 - preview
3rd Mirror - preview
AfterImage 3.0 - long preview
Ascension Beats 4 - preview
Ascension Beats 5.1 - preview
a poem of sorts, october 11th
surveying the vast tedium of our current enterprise,
no one was surprised to find men & women - who -
emboldened by a constant suffocating canopy of fools,
left nothing beside places
where cars and homes and marriages
rotted in the overgrowth
and future unbloomed lilacs
recorded and project new paths;
labyrinthine recurring simulations
block the flicker of historical light:
nature is imarginable yet we ourselves are bound.
[© 2013 JGA]
August - September 2013
Updates will be infrequent over the next little while, as work continues on STTMC Vol.2
in preparation for live shows, broadcasts and other transmissions.
There are many things to plan and think about, so that's what I'll be doing.
MISTRAL live on iTunes :::::
Mistral A - preview
Mistral B - preview
Mistral C - preview
Mistral D - preview
SCREENS now live on iTunes :::::
Screen 2 - preview
Screen 4 - preview
Modulus - preview
Island 2 - preview
Volumina - preview
Screen 3 - preview
Island 1 - preview
Screen 1 - preview
Mountains - preview
Ocean Therapy Control Fugue - preview
Island 3 - preview
April 4th 2013 TransAurora II now in orbit .....
March 12 2013 - Solstice - now on iTunes
March 5 2013 - QuadraSnakes
QuadraSnakes - preview
March 1 2013 - Aeronauts
Aeronauts - preview
February 18th 2013 - Mnemosignz edits
Mnemosignz - ElectroVox Edit - preview
Mnnemosignz - Chromatograph Edit - preview
Mnemosignz - Other Auras Edit - preview
February 4th 2013 - Hypermirrar
Hypermirrar - now Live on iTunes (Feb 4th)
HyperMIrrar - preview
OuterMirrar - preview
OuterMirrar / Robot Mix 2 - preview
January 2013 - STTMC Vol.2 iTunes update
New selections from Stairs To The Midnight City, Vol.2 are now available on iTunes -
Obsidian Nectar, Exiles, Redshift and Celestial Envelope.
October 20th 2012 - STTMC VOL2
After many delays and interruptions throughout 2012,
work has resumed on Volume Two of Stars To The Midnight City.
New music and media from the project will be updated throughout 2013 into 2014.
MP3 Previews follow below. Music will be added and subtracted as the project evolves.
Music can be purchased as part of a Digital Subscription , or wait until 2013 for iTunes availability.
Celestial Envelope - preview
(adapted from the chorale from BACH's Cantata BWV 147)
Obsidian Nectar - preview 2
Exiles - preview
Exiles - 1st Cut - preview
Scherzo - preview
Redshift / Phaedron Autoscope - preview
Afterimage 2.0 - preview
Redshift 2 - preview
Redshift - Instrumental - preview
Redshift 1 - preview
September 2012 - CELESTIAL MODIFIER
New artist moniker, album series and nucleating personal zeitgeist mini-bubble
Celestial Modifier is currently evolving for upcoming transmissions
in your respective terrestrial realms.
A new project website and neurochemical transcripts will be posted as the technology permits.
September 2012 - Obsidian Nectar
17th July 2011 - ASTRAL REPUBLIC 'TELEPHOTO' single
'TELEPHOTO' - the first ASTRAL REPUBLIC single is now live. Previews below.
Available from the DigitalStore right now, and from iTunes August 1.
TELEPHOTO Mix1 preview
10th June 2011 - BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
BOUNDARY CONDITIONS is live.
Boundary Conditions - preview
31st May 2011 - BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
Big sound envelope and coruscating megastructure BOUNDARY CONDITIONS is nearing completion.
Previews will be posted later in June.
21st April 2011 - Prayer Wheel 2000
A special remastered version of the original Prayer Wheel is now available in two edits -
a full-length version (22'38") and a shorter edit (15'57"). MP3 Previews and downloads below.
Prayer Wheel 2000 - preview
16th April 2011 - Remastered Selections from Conquistadores
Remastered selections from the Conquistadores album (2004) are now available. Septemberfield - preview
Skan Nine From Outta Space and Septemberfield are the first two tracks, a couple more will follow soon.
Skan Nine From Outta Space - preview
Septemberfield - preview
___________________________________ TransAurora - 7 minute preview
12th April 2011 - TRANSAURORA now live
TRANSAURORA, the first piece from Volume Two of Stairs To The Midnight City, is now live.
A single, serpentine electro-orchestral meditation of thirty eight minutes duration, you can listen to two previews of the work below.
TransAurora - 5 minute preview
TransAurora - 7 minute preview
STAIRS TO THE MIDNIGHT CITY, VOLUME ONE (2010)
Mind-bending musical travelogue and encyclopaedic aesthetic compendium, STAIRS TO THE MIDNIGHT CITY
is a large scale production encompassing the spectrum of contemporary music.
VOLUME ONE of a projected five volume series is complete - and is available from iTunes
Further Volumes from the entire cycle will be released in coming years.
Stairs To The Midnight City ::::: ITUNES ::::
Direct Links to individual albums on iTunes
MP3 excerpts to preview and download from STAIRS TO THE MIDNIGHT CITY.
Cick on titles to listen.
February and March 2010
Collage 8 - Magellan Frieze Fragment
Collage 1 - Morphia Assemblage
the Sea - Collage Mix
Diaphon / Little Fissures
Circuit of Venus
Faultlines - Rhythm Mix
Faultlines - Instrumental
Collage 4 - Kingdom of The Middle Image
Collage 6 - Spectres of Angelus
Collage 7 - Elysium Adapted
Concord Redux Collage
Encyclopaedias of Space
Collage 3 - Star Song Redux
The Evil Has Landed
Navajo Star Song
Data Is My Image - Mix2
The Dissolving Page
Epiphany of the Tri State Waves
Alvarado - Ambient Cut
Chorale V2 - Filter Mix
Composites 2 - Polychoral Emblems
Temple of Five Suns
Saturn Dust Pilot
New Flora - SunGods Mix
Aural Mats in the Hyperflora
Concord Redux 1 - Space Glacier Mix
Concord Redux 2 - Byzantium Mix
Overture - Time Tunnel Cut
February - September 2008
Elevator (Hemispheres Mix)
Overture - Dub Mix
In the Whispering Leaves 1
Materials / Remix
In the Whispering Leaves 2
Geto Spektar (Merge Mix)
Elevator - MetaTerminal Cut
Tape Crusader 1 (Scorched Earth Policy Mix)
MUSINGS AND RUMINATIONS
"As you approach the truth, your solitude will increase....."
- Michel Houellebecq
"Even the articulate or brutal sounds of the globe must be all so many languages
and ciphers that all have their corresponding keys - have their own grammar and syntax ;
and thus the least things in the universe must be secret mirrors to the greatest."
- Thomas De Quincey
"After three thousand years of explosion, by means of fragmentary and mechanical
technologies, the Western world is imploding. During the mechanical ages we had
extended our bodies in space. Today, after more than a century of electric
technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global
embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned.
Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extensions of man - the technological
simulation of consciousness, when the creative process of knowing will be
collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society, much as we
have already extended our senses and our nerves by the various media."
- Marshall McLuhan - Understanding Media (1964)
"When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a
Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter - to quit paradise for earth - heaven for hell !
Taste the hashish, guest of mine - taste the hashish !"
- Alexander Dumas, 'The Count of Monte Cristo', 1844
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench,
a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free,
and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
- Hunter S. Thompson
"On the infrequent occasions when I have been called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums,
the introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I also do theoretical physics."
- Richard Feynman (Messenger Lectures at Cornell University 1964-5)
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