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The Art of Staring into Space
A NOTE ON STEREO &
Since this style of music is non-rhythmic, and extremely textural in nature, your perception of it will change greatly across different listening environments & systems. Please consider using headphones/ earphones for the first time!
In Case of Speakers, finding the right loudness would be greatly beneficial to your experience! Bon Voyage!
Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to listen and experience this musical adventure. Please consider a quiet environment and a general direction of your choosing to stare into, and perhaps a pen & some paper. A couple of my friends have told me they've found this music meditative, and a few found that it made them think of strange and wonderful things, and another had a streak of epiphanies. Everyone who has heard this in the early listening sessions had typically unique experiences it appears, so it's very personal :)
Below you will find:
0. Music player (skip around if you wanna)*Streaming links coming soon
1. About the process & other info
2. People's experiences & feedback form
3. Gear & gizmos (for you geeks, I see you)
Please partake in all that you find interesting!
The first 4 sessions are ready for release and will be rolled out in the coming weeks with plans for regular drops there after!
Technically speaking, TAOSIS tracks are lightly cropped improvisation on an electric guitar with a bunch of effect pedals & loopers recorded in one take. No effects or layers were added in post production besides some dynamics and EQ management.
The performance itself is equal parts about playing musical notes as it is about manipulating them & layering them to create spaces that move and breath with a degree of uncertainty. I try to then become accepting of taking certain musical chances or changes that do not follow the typical frame work of more rhythmic music.
It is extremely hypnotic for me when I am creating such music and I hope that this music invites many interesting mental, emotional and perhaps even spiritual experiences for you as you stare into space.
Whether we've known each other for years or this is the first time we're interacting, I wish for this experience to be something new and profound for all of us. As No Hero, it's been a strange and wonderful journey through various shades and shapes of sounds and this sub-project, The Art of Staring into Space, is something I've been dreaming of creating for a long time and I'm glad to be sharing it with you!
Feel free to initiate a conversation about anything that intrigues you!
***Live Streams Coming Soon!
A quick tour of the tools and toys I used for this project -
Ibanez RG7620 with DiMarzio Blaze 7 pickups (additional switching mods by Naveen Ujre)
Electro-Harmonix B9, Attack Decay (+Old Blood Noise Endeavours Expression Slider), 25000
Line6 Helix Stomp LE (+Ernie Ball Tap Tempo)
Eventide H9 Max (Barn aux switch +Valeton Mini Expression)
TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2
Sound Hammer Custom Pedal board
Lava solderless patch cables & Fender instrument cables
Jim Dunlop Ultex Jazz III XLs
D'Addario 9-52 7 string set
Behringer umc404hd Audio Interface
M-Audio AV 30 / KZ ZS10 Pro / Sennheiser Ambeo Headset + HD 598 SR / ATH M50
MacBook Pro 15 (2014) i7 (512/16)
Ableton Live 10 Suite
Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack for Saturation, Dynamics & EQ
Waves Omni Channel for cleaning out problem frequencies