I traveled with my old friend MC Ildebrand to the island community of Langeland lately, since he told me he needed inspiration for recording again. Langeland has many visual artists going there. Since there is water on all sides, and the light falls a specific way, that they find inspiring. I figured this would inspire him too. On the way down there we listened to the Mortiis Album ”Født til at herske” on the car stereo over and over again to get him in the mood of creating epic music. The old house he recorded in was inherited by my father from my grandfather. Neither my father, nor grandfather went there much, just a few times every year to repair damages and cut the grass, and the locals say it is haunted.
MC Ildebrand set up his 8-track Tascam recorder under the stairs of the house, and I left him there until he told me he was finished. This is what came from that. The 90 minute tape ”Midekongens Ø-rige” which means the maggot king's island kingdom wasn't prepared in any way. No ideas were written down beforehand, and all music was made up as it was recorded. The goal was for him to create some ”Epic music” inspired by dungeon synth but it was allowed to do whatever he felt like doing. I lent him my PO-12 drum machine but he mainly used a Yamaha Piaggero digital piano for the creation of this tape. Recorded as it is supposed to be listened to: in complete darkness, just a few candles lit and with a bottle of wine and a locked door to keep the outside world away.
Hey EC riders. Or something!
I recently spent a lot of time messing around with the Teenage Engineering
PO-12 drum machine and some old square wave synths I got at yard sale. After making a bunch of instrumental tracks, that I originally didn’t plan to ever release, I got an idea while listening to the heavy metal CD Probot. Probot is made up of 12 tracks recorded instrumentally at first, then 12 different singers sang on a track each. I was going to get seven friends to sing on a track each, then put it on Bandcamp.
Contributing singers included these EC Community members:
Aimee Naworal, Jeremiah Paddock and Little Fyodor of Walls Of Genius.
and by the way
PLEASE STEAL MY IDEA!!!
I mean, it’s not really my idea in the first place, but I hereby challenge every EC member who would like to do a similar EP to go right ahead!
Hell, Carlos Santana did it too once!
All lyrics on the EP are written by the person who sings them (that is, if they sing lyrics) , all instruments played by me except the flutophone, which was played by Little Fyodor.
The cover art is a piece of mail art by Jeremiah Paddock, that I got in the mail a while ago, but put through an invert effect and in grayscale.