Sequencer Rarities is a compilation of pieces which were created around the same time I released six albums with Groove Records (2000 - 2007). The tracks here were never included on any of my Groove albums, and in fact the majority have never been previously released.|
- Solar Flares
- Kinetic Flow
- Blue Waves
- Wind In The Trees
- Summers at Ruby Bay
Written in 1998, this is an out-take from my album Twilight and was created as a companion track to Summa Cum Laude. This track is dedicated to my good friend Barbara Stone and her sister Alison.
2. Solar Flares
Written in 2003, the year after my album Concerts in the USA, this is a semi-live studio recording and uses many of the techniques I employed for my USA concerts. It was originally written for my good friend Mike Valent.
3. Kinetic Flow
Written in 2000, this piece uses the same techniques as used in Kinetic Flow and was released on a CD-R which accompanied Mick Garlick's Sequences magazine.
4. Blue Waves
A live studio improvisation from around 2005.
5. Wind In The Trees
A semi-live recording from 2007, this was another track originally created for my good friend Mike Valent.
6. Summers at Ruby Bay
One of the first sequencer tracks I ever created. It was written at my father's house in Ruby Bay, New Zealand, during a very productive two-week summer holiday at the end of 1995. During that same time, I created many of the tracks that would end up on my first pressed-CD albums Twilight and The Healing Lake.
All the music on this album was recorded direct to stereo digital tape from a Yamaha SY77 synthesizer (plus on some tracks a Kurzweil K2000R sampler), driven via MIDI by a 1-megabyte Apple MacIntosh running Mark Of the Unicorn Performer 2.31+ software. External processing included a Lexicon MPX100 reverb and two Zoom 508 digital delays. Final mastering was done on ProTools at The Video Factory.
I am forever grateful to (in chronological order): Barbara Stone, Gerard Hueting, Dave Law, Bert Strolenberg, Fritz Couwenberg, Kees Aerts, Ron Boots, Eric Snelders, Mick Garlick, Mike Valent, Chuck van Zyl, Paul Ellis, Robert Carty, plus all the others who encouraged me to to explore this style of sequencer music during the time that these tracks were created.
Rudy Adrian, January 2017
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