Marooned is an original cinematic electronic soundscape. I think of it as a score for a film yet to be made. An Earth ship crashes on a massive moon and the only hope for the crew's survival is making it across a harsh landscape to an alien outpost for a first, and uninvited, encounter.
This soundscape is in the same universe and is a prequel to my alien invasion concept album series Reboot, I Hear Your Signals, and Fear Cannot Save Us. Unlike the first three albums which contained shorter composed and often groove-based songs, this album contains a single long-form recording combining electronic tonalities and abstract expressionist music.
This work is an example of live sonic storytelling and was recorded in one pass (with no prerecorded sequences, overdubs, or edits) after weeks of improvising and rehearsal.
2 ON THE SURFACE
2:08 Regaining Consciousness
4:14 Being Scanned
3 OUTPOST IN SIGHT
5:06 The Traverse
4 ENTER THE OUTPOST
7:10 Point of No Return
8:04 Solving the Airlock Puzzle
8:53 Moving Through the Darkness
9:30 The Trap
10:47 March to Chamber
6 INSIDE OUR HEADS
15:00 Extracting Secrets of Man and Machines
7 DREAMING OF HOME
18:22 Extracting our Dreams
released 28 April 2015
Written, performed, programmed, and produced by Mark Mosher
Cover photo and design, liner notes, and graphical score by Mark Mosher
Instrumentation: 90% Nord Lead 4 Synthesizer (performance instrument with all original signature sounds), 5% Octatrack (performance sampler for original field recordings/samples and on-the-fly sequencing), and 5% Tenori-On (performance instrument and on-the-fly sequencing)
Music inspired by Louis and Bebe Barron
Artistic process inspired by Joan Miro, Clyfford Still, and Darwin Grosse