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Ice Formations

Ice Formations
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Ever since I got my piano, I've been interested in making these ambient looping sketches. I just sit in front of the piano with a stereo pair of mics and play it into a series of delays. There's something very peaceful about being off the grid and connected to the instrument. Each little click of a hammer, buzz of a string, or squeak of the seat gets incorporated into the music.

Ice Formations is a collection of 4 of these works. There's a wintry vibe going on here that seems perfect for the time of year, but there's also this internal warmth that perhaps is trying to tell you that everything's alright. Sometimes that's all you need to hear. If this year has been rough for you, like it has been for literally everyone that lives on this planet, I made this for you.

credits released December 4, 2020

Instruments Used: Antique Upright Piano Roland Juno DS-88 Hyve Synth Ellitone Multi Synth Time Plate Rival Plate

Software Used: Reaper DAW

Effects by: Goodhertz Audio Damage Unfiltered Audio Stillwell Audio Valhalla DSP

Written, Performed, Recorded, Produced & Mastered by Michael Southard Artwork by Michael Southard

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