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|6. The Crocodile
|7. Disco Mantis
|8. 10,000 Thrill Seekers
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Release Date :1 Dec 2002
All tracks written and produced by Sean Williams and:
2 Benji Vaughan
3 Jens Bundgaard and Jeff Jensen
4, 5 Charles Everritt
6 Eveliene van Vroonhoven
7 Raven Tupling and A.B.Didge
- 1 recorded exclusively on the RS Integrator at Analogue Systems Studio, Cornwall,
mixed at Artifact Studio, London
- 2 and 4 recorded at Brooklag Studios, Surrey
- 3 recorded at Creamcrop Studio, Aarhus, Denmark, mixed at Artifact Studio, London
- 5, 6 and 8 recorded at Artifact Studio, London
- 7 recorded at Waterjuice Studio, San Francisco
thanks to Benji, Charles, Drezz, Raja Ram, Jens, Jeff, Ruben, Magnus, Adam O'Hana, Adam Barr, Wink Jr, Raven, Cyril, Antonio, Dave, Cynthia, Jocelyn, Anna, KJ, Chris Organic, Steve Stash, Eric, Shephard, Tom and Schon, Apollo's Lute, Andy Proteus, Rob Rayle, Chuck, Bob, Cone, Pel, Nikita and the russians, Bryan, Bryan, Jimmy and Thump Radio, Simon Mannhart, Arturo, Paco, Jonny Trunk, Lucas, Rick Wallington, Mum, Dad, Justin and anyone else who has helped along the way.
Integrations. I have been buying synths and getting help and advice from Bob Williams for a number of years and after hearing the Beast tracks I did with Simon Posford Bob was keen to let me have a go on his own rather impressive Analogue Systems modular setup complete with Walnut cabinets. Every last noise on this track was created using this modular synth and was all recorded at Bob's studio in St Austell. My favorite toy was the Bode Frequency Shifter which is different to a pitch shifter as Bob will tell you if you ask.
Brainmelt was a track that Benji and I made quite early on in our collaborative process, but which was only released as a 12" vinyl before this. We like it.
Nano-Tek was made in Aarhus in Denmark at Jens' Creamcrop studio in two and a half days after a live set that I played at one of his parties there. Jeff from Orichalcum was around as well, and the bass is all made on a dodgy old bass guitar, with some of the bass sounds coming from me fiddling around with the lead as well as just playing the thing. I took away the parts and then went to town playing around with chunks of the whole stereo mix putting it all back through the Mu-tron and the modulars. This is one of my favorite tracks.
Caner and P.O.G. were driven by Charles Everritt's impetus and energy and we took a more experimental approach to both the sounds and the structure. There's not much that was actually sequenced on the computer in these two tracks. The main sounds were triggered by the analogue sequencer and we were then able to play the sounds and the sequence in realtime, ending up with a much more organic sound, and also being able to get away from watching the screen.
In The Crocodile I wanted to get the groove from some real processed drums and then focus on one twisted sound to carry the track. I think it works quite well as long as you remember to move your hips.
Disco Mantis. Going to San Francisco and playing at the Fusion festival and meeting so many great people inspired this track which I made in Cyril and Raven's studio in Russ Street. AB Didge was in SF for the festival too and he was in on the track with his boundless energy and that certain Australien something... The Mantis was a sculpture made by Nick which went to Fusion and Burning Man and was very strange indeed!
10,000 Thrill Seekers was totally inspired by Fusion and San Francisco and is a tribute to the whole scene over there. It's a bit dirtier than they usually listen to but the light shines through the crust there and I always like the contrast between dark and light to be present in my record box, and occasionally in the same tune.
This album is for thrill seekers around the world. The dance goes on...
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