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Gishiki (a ritual or ceremony) is the 8th full-length studio album from indie-electronic composer Symbion Project. This album completes the trilogy of "classical synthesizer" albums including Wound Up by God or the Devil (2007) & Contrapasso (2011).
Genre: World: Japanese traditional
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1. 仁
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2. 名誉
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3. 誠
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4. 忠義
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5. 礼
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6. 自制
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7. 義
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8. 勇
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Album Notes
Gishiki is the soundtrack to a Japanese Sci-Fi movie that has yet to be made.
A perfect mixture of augmented koto & harp, vintage synthesizer, and windchime sound design for grey rainy days.

For those that like physical albums, Gishiki comes in CD form along with Wound Up and Contrapasso in unique packaging ~ wrapped using the ancient Furoshiki method in Shiburi-dyed fabric. Visit my symbionproject/bandcamp page for details on this unique, limited-edition package!

To push myself into a new compositional mindset, I approached this album with some new elements...
First is that the songs each began their compositional arc using one of the three variations on the Japanese Hirajoshi 平調子 pentatonic scales/tunings. As the compositions evolved, I then introduced more standard western modes to create a unique tonal palette that worked well with the synthesizers. Lastly, I recorded/sampled my collection of pentatonic windchimes and bamboo instruments, like the Malaysian angklung, to add a unique sonic element to the mixes.

All the songs blend seamlessly into the next creating a listening experience ranging from tranquil ambience & delicately melodic to climactic surging synthesizers.



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