Artist: Alchemeleon & Tales From the Trip
Title: HTMLOL
Release #: MIF260
Format: Digital
Release Date: August 19, 2013


After regularly jamming together for over a year in extended improvised sessions, and releasing 4 of them [soundcloud.com/alchemeleon/sets/w-tales-from-the-trip], Alchemeleon & Tales From The Trip decided to put together a more tightly focused set of songs as an album. Still sticking with their strengths as improvisers, the pieces were roughly mapped out but still allowed to arrive at their destinations in unpredictable fashion and were played entirely live with no overdubs, although the tracks were edited and digitally manipulated later by Alchemeleon. The album is heavily influenced by Chicago Footwork music and Old-School House beats, a seemingly contradictory meeting of complex and simple. This leads the music to make surprising turns that few DJs would risk tripping up dancers with, but it attempts to push the already esoteric edges of electronic music even further forward.

All songs written by Alchemeleon & Tales From The Trip
Alchemeleon - KORG Electribe EMX-1, Casio CZ1000 / Tales From The Trip - KORG EA-1, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Microkorg, Vocals

Recorded and produced by Alchemeleon at the Danger Room
Athens, OH Mar-May 2013

Album artwork: "Mazes to the Motherlode XIX" by Brandon Locher:
www.myideaoffun.org/brandonlocher/2012/

Thanks for listening.
 
Artist: Alchemeleon
Title: (NFHC)
Release #: MIF252
Format: Digital
Release Date: 2013


Recorded, mixed, and mastered 
in Athens, OH 
by C:/Lee 
in the Danger Room, 
July-December 2012 

Cover artwork by Alex Schwartz. 
Presented by HUSH Productions. 
Thank you for listening.

Alchemeleon uses:, 
AKAI X-1800SD, Apple iMac, ART Tube MP V1, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Behringer MDX4600, BOSS ODB-3, BOSS FRV-1, BOSS ME-50, Casio CA-110, Casio CZ-1000, Casio SK1, Digitech RP100, Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy, Fender Rhodes Mark II, Fender Stage 100, Gibson SG Bass, Ibanez AD-202, Izotope RX, Izotope Ozone, SmartElectronix Suppatrigga, Sonnox Oxford plug-ins, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Kimball Challenger, Kimball organs, KORG Electribe EMX-1,KORG Preset, Kustom 200, Logic Pro, M-Audio FireWire 1814, MXL 990, MXL 991, Nady CL5000, Nady GEQ 215, Nintendo DS, Pro Co RAT, Pro-Mark sticks, Roland SH-201, Samson R31S, Shure SM57, Sabian cymbals, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Snark Tuners, Stylophone, Suzuki Omnichord, Tama Rockstar, Waves plug-ins, Zildjian cymbals 

Many thanks to the incredible friends I have who trusted me enough to let me borrow their equipment for this record. 

"Raga Theme for Raghu" is used on "Nystagmus" courtesy of American pianist Dave Brubeck, Burmese percussionist Palghat Raghu, & Columbia records.


 
Artist: Alchemeleon & Tales From the Trip
Title: Solemn Somnolence
Release #: MIF237
Format: Digital
Release Date: September 21, 2012


sol·emn/ˈsäləm/
Adjective:

1. Formal and dignified.
2. Not cheerful or smiling; serious.

som·no·lence
[som-nuh-luhns]
noun
1. sleepiness; drowsimess.
2. a tendency to cause sleep.

An epic journey of a composition, this atmospheric electronic musical excursion combines retro analog synthesizers and modern day signal processing to invoke the creeping atmosphere of a John Carpenter movie or the satanic version of a meditative new age meditation cassette tape. Influences range from Oneohtrix Point Never and Casino vs. Japan to Esbjorn Svennson and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

An improvised piece recorded in one 45-minute session by two Athens, OH-based electronic musicians: Alchemeleon (Kimball Challenger & Ibanez AD202) and Tales From the Trip (Sequential Prophet VS & Korg Microkorg).

The original audio was then mixed by Alchemeleon into the final piece presented here. More to come from this collab.

credits

Alchemeleon is Chris Lee
Tales From the Trip is Todd Hochradel

Cover art by Jacob Koestler
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