Derek Kortepeter | Stochastic

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by Derek Kortepeter

An exploration of a music world where genres are a figment of the imagination. An album that brings the guitar and technology, heavy metal and jazz, world fusion and western classical, the avant-garde and the familiar together under one canopy.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Veritas
3:52 $0.99
2. Burning Embers
3:58 $0.99
3. Illusion
4:44 $0.99
4. Solitary
4:23 $0.99
5. Fusion
3:00 $0.99
6. Perspective
0:50 $0.99
7. Glitch
4:05 $0.99
8. Solar Wind
5:13 $0.99
9. Disconsolacy (Glimpse 1)
0:35 $0.99
10. Heliosphere
1:30 $0.99
11. Light Within
5:12 $0.99
12. Disconsolacy (Glimpse 2)
1:40 $0.99
13. Fragmented Sky
7:15 $0.99
14. Omega
3:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
My view of music is that it is always present. No matter what sphere of space or time, music is there. With this debut LP I allowed for my imagination to construct unique works that stand on their own, but can also rely on the surrounding tracks. My guitar, drum, keyboard, and compositional ability (from metal to classical to jazz and beyond) is present throughout. There is never what one would call a "pure" music here. It is syncretism and syncretism alone that drives this work. The title of the album "Stochastic" refers to the mathematical idea of probability, random variables and the like. These tracks are a manifestation of that idea. You will not at first listen be able to determine what sounds you are going to hear next (hence why it is "Stochastic"). Many records, when they find their groove, bring the listener to a certain element of familiarity. This LP is quite the opposite of that. I want you to react, to think, to be moved, to be jarred, to be confused, and ultimately form an opinion on what it is that you are hearing. Whatever the "Stochastic" system determines for your mind, I can promise that it will be a unique result. This result will not be repeated in the consciousness of another human being listening to the same songs. That, my listeners, is the point.

Produced/Performed/Mixed/Edited/Composed/Programmed/Imagined by Derek Kortepeter

Album Reviews:
"I hear elements of Steve Vai’s fearlessness and playfulness. Steve Vai once said, “Sorry folks, I can’t help myself,” in regards to his experimentation. I think Derek can probably relate."-Mike Ladano,

"Wow. My brief descriptions here do not do this record justice. They may, in fact, be a disservice. Listening to this is to run the gamut of emotions and styles. There’s a logic to the song sequence, a lot of thought gone into every moment. It’s really great for time spent in personal exploration – just listen and respond to the songs. And you WILL!" Aaron Stewart, Keeps Me Alive blog



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