In the Direction of the Apparent Course of the Sun

A while back, I said I would compose a new album using the aleatoric method before the end of the winter. Life has been busy and that may not happen. But I wanted to at least get a single in the can to start 2024.

This is new work by A Cult of Lies: In the Direction of the Apparent Course of the Sun

I used the aleatoric method to choose some parameters for this piece. I used a 12-sided die to decide the number of sounds and notes used. The number is five. I rolled for 5 of 12 sounds and five notes.

Sounds: piano, bass, electronic voices, human voice, mallets
Notes: D, E, F, Bb, B.

The track is heavily effected with reverb and delay to get the ambient and noisy sound.

The title is the definition of an old British word: Deasil. The word was used to describe correct direction or luck. Ironically, the photo was taken on a foggy day with no view of the sun.

I’m currently working on putting together a new series of effects pedals for electric guitar. Expect a project that incorporates electric guitar sounds and electronic amp noise later in 2024. – dse

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Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.