Imagine a world of dark fantasy, teetering on the brink of its final ages. The inhabitants squabble and power play, not realizing it is all ultimately for naught. This release has been created with grim adventures during the dawn of the last days in mind. The sun cools, the weather changes, and everything everyone takes for granted fades into entropy. Long thought dead necromantic magic reigns and forbidden cults reemerge, reveling in the worship of their vile gods. Relics of a long gone technologically advanced distant past are found... but it it far too late to use them for anything meaningful? Wars rage, people starve, and the realms of the material plane shall continue until the life-giving sun finally enters its death throes...
This is the land of the Dying Earth.
"Epoch of the Dying Earth" was conceptualized and created with the following synths and softsynths: microKORG, JX-8P, Jupiter-8, minimoog, Moog Modular, Prophet V, Prophet VS, CS-80, ARP2600, Polysix, MS-20, M1, MonoPoly, Wavestation, minimonsta, Oddity, and the Korg Legacy Cell.
ALL HAIL THE JUPITER-8 IN ALL OF ITS GLORY.
This release is inspired by many things, with the primary influences being Jack Vance, Arthur Machen, Vangelis, H. Beam Piper, Tangerine Dream, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mad Max, John Carpenter, Klaus Schulze, The Quiet Earth, Twilight Zone, and The Outer Limits.
released July 22, 2015
All music composed, arranged, and produced by S. G. Saunders.
Massive thanks goes out to Nicole Turner, Ed and Louise Saunders, Drake and Vance Saunders, Lexi and Devon Mitchell, Mike Wolmarans, Seith Keough, Gray Caligari, Andrew Anderson, Cory Arnold, Rowan Townshend, Mike Hines, Greg Logg, Michael Shean, James Pare, Sean Demory, Dusty Petersen, Marshall Edwards, and everyone else who has shown their support for these sonic noodlings.
Gear and tech through the ages thanks to the efforts of Arturia, Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Moog, ARP Instruments, Sequential Circuits, Cockos, M-Audio, Novation, GForce, and Audacity.
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