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Allan Smithee Goes to Washington

by Ethergun

Neo-Classical Symphonic Rock Spectral Electronica. Warning -- contains melodic content. Do not try this at home.
Genre: Electronic: Virtual Orchestra
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1. End Times Overture
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2. The Door Into Summer
3:55 $0.99
3. Vane 1
4:04 $0.99
4. Forever Everyman
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5. Johnny Math-O
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6. Sub Hunt
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7. Smileys of Doom
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8. True Sax Story
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9. Ambient Day
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10. Prometheus Unbound
5:16 $0.99
11. Morrocan Turnstile, #7
3:50 $0.99
12. Robot Slaves Never See
4:54 $0.99
13. ZBM
4:44 $0.99
14. Pulsating Universe 5:3
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15. Landing Craft
3:02 $0.99
16. Allan Smithee Goes to Washington
4:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
This album is a compilation of pieces from 2003 to 2015. My influence throughout this time period included Armin Van Buuren, Sonic Youth, Gyorgi Ligeti, Philip Glass, Conlon Nancarrow, Immolation, Pantera, Aaron Copland, Steve Reich, Howard Shore, Arnold Schoenberg, Kanye, Guillaume Dufay, Stephen Foster, Portishead, Igor Stravinsky, and of course many others. I work with the idea that melody is a part of music, as are harmony and rhythm. This is regarded as iconoclastic in the modern cultural climate wherein rap music doesn't even try to use recognizable words.

This is the Dowsing Period of music. Pull back the slightest bit, and you see who's casting about for what to do. Maybe this style, maybe that. The recent surge of "directed improvisation" is a genuine attempt to locate the continuum.

The experimental period (read experimentation at any cost) has expired and decomposes. The era of avoidance of musical tradition touted as progress is past, except for a few uncultured backwaters such as the economy-driven (read grants, corporations and media-frenzy-algorithms) and desperation-driven US of A and others on the Conspiratainment Payroll. The predictable backsurge of tradition-aping Neo-ism is no solution, either. They wave the symbols around, hoping that the magic will become theirs by proxy.

The direction I take is a return to the consideration of melody and line. Perhaps Joseph Fux -- it's worked before! Westward, Ho!



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