'light whispers' indeed - the melody that unfolds here pushes through baked distortion like light through a broken screen. The sample selection of the Cicadas to add that shifting, whispering background tops it all off. Incredible work.
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originally composed as part of the wonderful Cities & Memory project, 'light whispers' is the first andarctica release to feature my voice.
the project began with a field recording of cicadas in Arquà Petrarca, which I used as a filter element, first augmenting the sound to be more tonal and playable, then feeding it back through a vocoder with the original sample as the carrier. this led to some interesting phasing and harmonics, especially when put to tape.
then tonal swells from guitar and tape delay were added to bring structure, followed by light vocal melodies tracked live to tape loops.