This album is made up of a collection of audio samples and experimental recordings gathered over the last 15 years, plus some new elements added to the mix. Digitally sculpted into a conglomerate, it includes instrumental contributions by Matthew Rice, Byron R. Howell and features cover artwork ‘Recurring Dream’ by Helmut Starcke.
Produced by Maxim Starcke.
All instruments, recordings and production by Maxim Starcke (except where noted below). Audio recordings and samples collected over a period of 10-15 years and edited, digitally manipulated, constructed, composed, arranged and mixed by Maxim Starcke, Kalk Bay, South Africa.
Environmental/field recordings made in Betty’s Bay, on Trappieskop in Kalk Bay, Jakkelskloof, Cape Town in South Africa.
Soprano saxophone, electric guitar, synthesizer, electronics, digital manipulation, editing, mixing by Maxim Starcke / Drums on ‘Distant Flame’ by Byron R. Howell / Electric guitar on ‘Shard’ & ‘Dragon Mantra’ and overtone singing on ‘Dragon Mantra’ by Matthew Rice / Drums on ‘Mare Crisium’ by Maxim Starcke / Cluster vocals on ‘Amphibian Moon’ by Maxim Starcke & Ronan Skillen / Voice on ‘Amphibian Moon’ courtesy of Lisa Bauer / Voice on ‘Mare Crisium’ courtesy of Helmut Starcke.
Cover painting: ‘Recurrent Dream’ by Helmut Starcke (acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm)
Special thanks to Lisa Bauer-Starcke, Byron R. Howell, Matthew Rice, Helmut Starcke, Jane Davidson Starcke, Ronan Skillen & Tom Glenn.
Published by Starcke Arts.
© 2016 Maxim Starcke.
℗ 2016 Maxim Starcke.
Maxim Starcke - electric guitar / soprano saxophone / electronics / field recordings / soundscape compositions
Ronan Skillen - tabla / hybrid percussion kit / cymbals / slide didgeridoo / kitchi gbo / udu / water gongs / bells / thunder sheet
Recorded live at The Forge, Kalk Bay, South Africa by Ronan Skillen and Maxim Starcke on 19 November 2011 (Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 6) and 21 February 2012 (Track 4 & 5)
Soundscape- & field recordings by Maxim Starcke
Co-produced and edited by Maxim Starcke & Ronan Skillen
Mixed by Ronan Skillen
Mastered by Simon ‘Fuzzy’ Ratcliffe at Sound and Motion Studios, Cape Town
Cover painting: Helmut Starcke ‘Prayer No. 3’ (acrylic on canvas, 152cm x150cm), 1983.
© 2013 Maxim Starcke and Ronan Skillen.
℗ 2013 Maxim Starcke and Ronan Skillen.