Between the Axiom and the Sigh

by John Battema

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about

This album is the culmination of roughly a year of writing and experimenting.

I was thinking about old sci-fi soundtracks from my 80's childhood, as well as the synth-heavy electronic/prog/new age music of the same decade. So maybe there's a bit more of that than before. Some of my fondness for noise and metal snuck in. There's a smidge of mellotron but it's buried so please don't hold it against me.

A good portion of the music started with improvisation, and many of the leads/melodies are first takes. The arrangements of course took significantly longer. i also took this project as an opportunity to improve my technical skills with regards to tracking/mixing. Sonically, this is the first time that the end result captures what I heard in my head.

In the end, it sounds like me when I'm at home with my various gadgets. It won’t be for everyone. Perhaps it won’t be for anyone. But I’m genuinely really happy with how it turned out and both excited and nervous to share it with everyone.

For those who might care, the files here on Bandcamp are all sourced from 24/48 WAV files.

credits

released January 1, 2020

Created by John Battema
Mastered by James Plotkin ( www.plotkinworks.com )

With infinite thanks to everyone who has encouraged me or supported me along the way. I'm so grateful to all of you.

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John Battema Virginia

Electronic musician from the NOVA area and member of the metal/prog/fusion band Ephemeral Sun.

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