Entering The Dream

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This is another steel pan drum based song. The song was played in real-time. I played the drum parts and I also mapped the filter and delay settings of a multi-tap delay to a hardware controller and played the effect while I was playing the drums. Those drone overtones and pad like sounds are not traditional synthesizers, they are the result of "playing" the controls of several effect units while playing the drum parts.

The particular instrument, and the pad and drone effects create a very contemplative and pensive atmosphere.

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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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