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Classic Beats: Dye Ode

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Indigo 01:00:00
Cutch 30:00
Cochineal 01:00:00
Carmine 01:00:00
Kermes 30:00
Madder 30:00
Lac 30:00
Blauschwartz 01:00:00
Hematine 01:00:00
Beats 6 Orcein 01:00:00


Classic Beats: Dye Ode marks two years since the first Classic Beats release, and begins the third. The title is a pun on diode filters because this release focuses on exploring their character. I've found some diode filters to have more distinctive character than others, however as with all filters it depends on what you are sending through them. On some of these drones multiple filters were mixed together for the final output with the diode filter(s) imparting the most character, while on others the final filter in the signal chain was a diode filter, giving it the last word in how the drone would sound.

The track titles are different dyes, and were chosen per my usual titling scheme which is mainly about the look, sound, and/or feel of a word. While the track titles weren't chosen according to that dye's particular color, I would be interested to hear if listeners have synesthetic responses to these drones that are color-related.

For background and more information on the Classic Beats series go here: scutopus.bandcamp.com/album/classic-beats


released August 11, 2018




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