Richard Bone | Xessex - The Palindrome Project

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Xessex - The Palindrome Project

by Richard Bone

XesseX is a series of ambient palindromes with tracks 1-4 the forward mixes and tracks 5-8 their mirrored or reverse mixes and, as always, headphones are highly recommended.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ogopogo (Fwd)
9:40 $0.99
2. Drawn Onward (Fwd)
8:05 $0.99
3. In Words, Alas, Drown I (Fwd)
6:32 $0.99
4. Loops At A Spool (Fwd)
6:06 $0.99
5. Ogopogo (Rev)
9:42 $0.99
6. Drawn Onward (Rev)
8:07 $0.99
7. In Words, Alas, Drown I (Rev)
6:33 $0.99
8. Loops At A Spool (Rev)
6:05 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The tracks on XesseX are the result of a lifelong fascination with directional sound. Not the direction from which it emanates but rather the direction in which it flows. The depth and density within a reversed sound is totally different than when it is played forward. A gong, for instance, will build to a climax in reverse. Forward, it states it's case immediately and then slowly fades to black. With magnetic tape it was simply a matter of taking a reel and playing it 'tails' first. Over the years I've had quite a bit of experience with this procedure and I think I became fairly adept at it. But when I switched my studio from analog to digital it was another matter. I must admit it took me a long time to figure out how to do it. Portions of each track were recorded forward as well as backward so that the same piece of music would have two unique versions. For the past couple of years I played with the concept in between other projects. The resulting music was never really intended for release. I made it just to amuse myself. However, a beautiful voice in the ether encouraged me to assemble these works and issue them as digital downloads and in a limited CD package. Tracks 1-4 are the forward mixes while tracks 5-8 are their mirrored or reverse mixes. I hope you will enjoy them. Headphones, as always, are highly recommended.



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