最近は自身のO-Town Musicからのプライベートリリースが続いていたニューヨークのベテラン作家Richard Lainhart。MIDIを多く導入していた80年代初期作品集がCDリリース。現在の傾向とは異なる反復系ミニマルや、軽やかな調子で突き進むリズミカルなトラック等、古典ミニマル／シンセによる7作品。オススメ。
Performed and produced by Richard Lainhart, recorded in real time direct to stereo DAT
Tracks 1-6 engineered by James McLean, track 7 engineered by Richard Lainhart
"The Rising Night" (1986) and "An Unknown Number" (1988) are for Yamaha WX-7 MIDI wind controller with Korg DW-8000 and EX-8000 synthesizers and E-mu Emax samplers controlled by a Mac Plus running Opcode Vision. “The Naga" (1986) is for Lync LN-4 MIDI keyboard controlling a Kurzweil 150FS synthesizer (using a Balinese scale) with Vision-controlled synths and samplers. "Desert Gardens" (1986) is for Chapman Stick played with an Ebow and Vision-controlled synths and samplers. "An Open Hand" (1989) is for Chapman Stick solo with digital delays. "Under The Clock" (1988) is for KAT MalletKAT controlling Intelligent Music's (now Cycling 74's) M interactive MIDI performance software, which in turn controls E-mu samplers. "Staring at the Moon" (1987, revised 2003) is for bowed amplified vibraphone and M controlling software samplers playing bowed vibes samples.
Thanks to Ron Goldberg, Joel Chadabe, Caroline Meyers, and Darren Bergstein
Sleeve design and imagery by Darren Bergstein
Limited edition of 300 housed in a digipak