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Title: Epoch Preview Video (Shane Morris and Mystified)
Post by: mystified on April 21, 2012, 03:00:49 PM
Epoch Preview (Shane Morris and Mystified) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoiUu_2v24k#ws)

Here is a video preview for "Epoch", a collaboration between Shane Morris and Mystified due out on Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike May 8, 2012. Only acoustic sounds were used, including, in the foreground, Mystified's trombone sounds. Mr. Morris added other sonic elements and composed the pieces. For more information on the release, including purchasing, visit http://www.spottedpeccary.com (http://www.spottedpeccary.com) after May 8, 2012.
Title: Re: Epoch Preview Video (Shane Morris and Mystified)
Post by: mystified on April 23, 2012, 02:46:04 PM
Preorder And Preview Epoch

(http://www.spottedpeccary.com/imgs/LSM23.jpg)

You can listen to audio samples and pre-order this cd here:

http://www.spottedpeccary.com/details.php?page=LSM23 (http://www.spottedpeccary.com/details.php?page=LSM23)

Two talented composers of ambient-atmospheric soundscapes, Shane Morris & Mystified, have joined forces to create Epoch, the first installment of a trilogy about prehistoric time and evolution. Epoch is a conceptual album of deep, resonant, atmospheric drone soundscapes based around life during the Mesozoic era of Earth’s past; a time long before people, when great reptiles walked the planet, prospered, and ultimately ceased to exist.

In order to evoke a 200 million year old soundworld, Morris & Mystified draw from a completely organic sonic palette. According to Mystified's Thomas Park, "The release goes back to primitive techniques to capture a contemporary sound. Epoch uses no electronic sources or synthesizers – only acoustic sounds."

"The album uses a heavy emphasis on winds and bass percussion instruments to create a sonic environment that might reflect some of the sounds that occurred 200 million years ago." adds Morris, and while the instrumentation for Epoch is indeed limited to all acoustic instruments, including trombone, didjeridoo, vibraphone, bass drums, scissors, and assorted percussion, these sources were then processed heavily with electronics into the primeval sonic environments heard on the album.

Throughout Epoch, Shane Morris & Mystified guide the listener through remarkably vast and wonderfully organic soundworlds that unfold in chronological order, where each track acts as a sonic portal offering glimpses into the distant past, and illustrating the gradual persistence of evolution itself.
Title: Re: Epoch Preview Video (Shane Morris and Mystified)
Post by: mystified on April 24, 2012, 05:39:15 AM
[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/mystifiedthomas/epoch-preview-4[/soundcloud]
Title: Re: Epoch Preview Video (Shane Morris and Mystified)
Post by: mystified on May 05, 2012, 08:57:41 AM
Some actual words about Morris/Mystified's dinosaur drone cd, "Epoch", available now for preorders (and preorders are shipping)-- at a sale price:

"Really wonderful album!"
". . .just about done with the first track- fantastic! Cover art is a perfect match for the music, too. Good headphone album. I have some decent basic headphones and it sounds great."
"Big shout out to Thomas Park (Mystified) for this GREAT album! BTW, it's awesome..."
"It isn’t easy to put into words just how successful these two gentlemen were at creating this world and giving it a realistic organic sound."
"Cinematic and spooky. These lizards are meat-eaters -- you'd better run."
"I received the Epoch CD yesterday! It is really great! I enjoyed listening to the whole album."

http://www.spottedpeccary.com/details.php?page=LSM23]Preview/preorder: [url]http://www.spottedpeccary.com/details.php?page=LSM23 (http://Preview/preorder: [url)[/url]
Title: Re: Epoch Preview Video (Shane Morris and Mystified)
Post by: mystified on May 08, 2012, 05:37:22 AM
"Epoch" Officially Released Today

At last, after all of the buildup, Morris/Mystified's dinosaur drone themed cd, "Epoch", is released today on Spotted Peccary / Lotuspike, and is available for a nice sale price. Listen to previews, and place your order, here:

http://www.spottedpeccary.com/details.php?page=LSM23 (http://www.spottedpeccary.com/details.php?page=LSM23)

"dense tapestries of evocative texture"-- Morpheus Music Reviews