This album is part of a series of alien invasion concept albums containing original cinematic techno, dark ambient, and experimental tracks. Each song stands on it's own but tells a story if you listen to in track and album order. Think of these as musical cues for an epic sci-fi movie yet to be filmed.
Part 1: Reboot - alien invasion as told from the human point of view - markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/reboot
Part 2: I Hear Your Signals - same story as part 1 but told from the alien point of view with inverted emotional curves - markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/i-hear-your-signals
Part 3: Fear Cannot Save Us - Picks up after the first two parts and
tells the story of the transformation of a human to an alien hybrid being - markmosher.bandcamp.com/album/fear-cannot-save-us
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This third album, released in 2014, tells the story of the transformation of a human to an alien hybrid being. The album takes you through our hero’s journey as they rapidly coevolve and become self-aware and aware of their mission for revolution. Assuming evolution does not imply direction, could the change benefit mankind?
On another level this album is also allegorical. It’s about tolerance for people who seem different and strange to us. It’s also about people accepting change in themselves. On a third level, the album and the series are a nod to my love for classic Sci-fi films.
Bringing this album to life is the culmination of over three years of work. This work included going deep and studying the sound design possibilities of a small number of monster digital synthesizers such as Absynth, Zebra, and ElectraX as well as circuit-modelled analog synthesizers such as ACE and Saurus. To give the album an organic feel and sense of place, I manipulated my field recordings using Ableton Sampler. I also worked to find ways to “see through the eyes” of great guitarists, not to emulate guitar tone per se, but to instead apply concepts like non-linear distortion and wave shaping within feedback circuits to add more dynamics, emotion and expression to my sounds and performances. I hope you enjoy the sonic detail and emotion that will emerge and evolve with multiple listens.
Many thanks to my wife and family, friends, fellow independent artists who have helped and inspired me (including the Electro-Music, Boulder Synthesizer Meetup, and Ableton User Group communities) , the software designers and instrument builders that make the tools I use every day, and listeners who have supported my art throughout the years. Here’s to the next sonic journey and making the world a better place through art.