Current Explorations In Star Synthesis

by Star Shepherd

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NIGHTWIND RECORDS NW020
©2018 Written, produced and performed by Danny Wolfers, Z.van Zerfall, RJM Vanderheyden at the North Sea Institute For The Overmind

If you thought you heard it all get ready for the Star Shepherd! Legowelt teams up with The Hague's misfit consortium Baglover and presents 11 songs made with the self built Star Shepherd synthesiser. From sing-a-long existentialist exotica to power-noise ambient to wooly hypnotic saturated melodies - embrace this new dawn in lo-fi counter culture synthesis and wash your virtues away!

Comes with:
-Photographs of the Star Shepherd synthesizer
-Photographs of the cassette tape
-Scans of the Inlay booklet
-wav or mp3 of the original infomercial for this album
-wav or mp3s of the original synth sound demos of the Star Shepherd that appeared on the legowelt website

Liner Notes:
''Enter the STAR SHEPHERD a synth I build/bent/hacked/modified from old guitar pedals, FX and EQ boxes, a small AM radio and a 1981 Casio 403 keyboard. The oscillator section is made out of Pitchshifter/Harmonizers/Sub Octavers and a graphic EQ pedal to create complex harmonic tones - transmorphed from the simple keyboard sounds fed by the Casio. The sound then goes through a bunch of circuitbend analog delays, reverbs, Tremolos & vibratos (figuring as makeshift LFO sources) and Wahwah pedals as filters. The AM radio is figuring as an adventerous random noise source. There is also a very simple keyboard style 'sequencer' made from a looper pedal. The case is made out of cheap plywood and everything is held together with screws, glue and tape. It is very noisey, crackley and sometimes starts doing its won thing - like some sentient synthesizer-being that is a;ive. This makes it quite an undaunted experience'' D.

Also available on Cassette tape at clone.nl/item53469.html

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released November 6, 2018

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