Alterations

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The ambient drone of this song was actually created not by a synth, but by my voice and acoustic guitar. I had been working on a folk song and it just wasn't going anywhere. I decided to start mangling the signal. I ended up feeding it through an effects processor that generates tuned sympathetic resonant frequencies. I liked where this was going. A simple synth lead sound was added over the melodic drone to give it a bit of character. The percussive click sounds actually came from the back of my throat.

I wanted to create a sense of mystery with this piece. It's meant to be a bit pensive and introspective.

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from Soulflier, released June 1, 2013

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Soulflier Beijing, China

Ambient, evocative, reflective, organic, are terms often used to describe the sound of Soulflier. Doug McGee, lead singer and front man for Eluvia, created Soulflier as an outlet for this decidedly non folk-rock music.
Straying into territory occupied by bands like Moby, Massive Attack, Boards of Canada, and Radiohead, Soulflier blends glitchy electronica with organic folk sensibilities.
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