Steffen Presley | Pluto Head

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NASA New Horizons mission Terraform Records Pluto Head web-site Cryogenic Dream - video

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Pluto Head

by Steffen Presley

Beautiful sonic explorations take you on a futuristic journey to the edge of the solar system, inspired by NASA's New Horizon mission to Pluto.
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Carnival of Souls
3:53 $0.99
2. Lift Off Reverie
3:07 $0.99
3. Message from the Future
3:50 $0.99
4. Into the Blue
2:51 $0.99
5. Cryogenic Dream
3:23 $0.99
6. Edge of Nowhere
3:05 $0.99
7. The 4th Hour
4:04 $0.99
8. Pluto
3:00 $0.99
9. Buried Treasure
3:08 $0.99
10. Attic Toy
3:06 $0.99
11. When Branes Collide
7:49 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
At this moment, NASA's New Horizon spacecraft races towards the outer edge of our known solar system, to be arriving at Pluto in little over a month. In 2006, Pluto was reclassified by scientists to be termed a "dwarf planet", rather than the planet it has been thought of for many years. A lot of people were upset by this. They are called "Pluto Heads". I'm a Pluto-Head of a different sort, one who explores far out realms of music. This instrumental album of electronic tone paintings celebrates exploration, discovery, high technology, and the advancement of civilizations. I hope you enjoy the journey!

Keyboard, synthesizer, drums and theremin performances by Steffen Presley
Produced, engineered, mixed & original sound design by Steffen Presley
at Song Haven Studios for Endless Productions


Keyboard and rack synthesizers:
Kurzweil K2500X (expanded); Korg - Karma (with MOSS expansion), MS-2000R & Wavestation A/D; Dave Smith Instruments - Poly Evolver Keyboard, Yamaha - VL1-m & DX7II (E!), Roland V-Synth XT; MidiMoog (Minimoog customized by Studio Electronics).

Roland V-Session Pro (expanded), Alesis DM5

MOTU Mach 5 Sampler (original samples only!); Moog Animoog (Apple iPad synth); Steinberg Retrologue; Camel Audio- Alchemy;

Exotic instruments:
Moog Theremini (21st century theremin. Used in "Carnival of Souls", "Pluto" & "Attic Toy"); ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage (connected to Poly Evolver. Used in "Pluto").



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B Lee

Colorful Musical Explorations!
You are truly an artist. Your instrumental compositions are always created with colorful sounds which are truly your own. The complexity of your music showcases the pure genius that is long overdue for proper accolades. I enjoyed the groove you created in "Lift off Reverie" and you can almost envision a futuristic nightclub dancing to "Message from the Future". The brief solo in "Into the Blue" left me wanting to hear more and "Cryogenic Dream" left me speechless. It was beautiful. Lush sounds and contagious rhythms kept drawing me in to the very source of the energy in "Edge of Nowhere". Then you moved on to a piece that had a nice cruising groove. I wish I could have heard the last 4 songs. The site stopped playing.