Telomere

Telomere is a project devoted to creating electronic space music utilizing the Serge Modular Synthesizer.
The musician is Christopher MacDonald from Red Wood City / California.

Telomere
Telomere - Astral Currents

Artist: Telomere
P: 1998

Here we have a CD which features some music which is perfectly in line with those made some years ago in the classic tradition of spacemusic. Telomere is Christopher MacDonald, who's "Astral Currents" is his debut-record. Christopher owns a nice piece of electronic gear, the Serge Modular Synthesizer (also called "The Mighty Serge" by fellow space-travellers Kevin Braheny and Michael Stearns), and therefore a great sound is already guaranteed.
And yes, the listener isn't disappointed at all: Telomere composes beautiful space music with great expanding sound textures that starts off with "Departure", and before you know it, you drift somewhere out there in space, voyaging along in your private spaceship toward stars, planets, and towards what may be behind all that to discover. There are enough mysterious angles, bits and details to be heard on this ongoing non-rhythmic journey, which is very nicely produced and of splendid sound quality throughout. Some nice atmospheres are encountered when enjoyoing this music, as we enter both deeper & lighter regions/aspects of our cosmos. For those who like the first CD's of John Serrie or are still clinged towards Michael Stearns "Planetary Unfolding" should absolutely buy this one. This would be a great companion to a cosmic IMAX-film or planetarium show.

This music was created with the Serge Modular Synthesizer. Cover image is of the Antennae Galaxies, captured with the Hubble Space Telescope by Brad Whitmore, STScl & NASA.

15,40 EUR
 
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Telomere - The Stellar Sea

Artist: Telomere
P: 2007 
Drifting through the shimmering seas of space, this long-awaited third release from Telomere explores the depths of the electronic soundscape with gently evolving musical texture and radiant harmony.
Chris MacDonald has the great ability to make old ingredients new. Working under the name Telomere, his music grows more sophisticated with each new release. The Stellar Sea (55'41") is a beautiful series of eight electronic tone poems that show their influence - Planetary Unfolding, Angelic Music, Rainbow Dome Musick - and cut their own path as well. The music contains no discernable rhythms, yet is in constant motion. Layers of synthesizer pads brighten then turn dark, just as harmonies climb and recede. Out of this detailed and fluid movement of sound arises a wonderful sustained atmosphere. According to MacDonald, "...the listener is free to build their own journey with the guidance of the music, rather than merely receiving the single, literal message of the composer". MacDoanld's works are expansive, created in a spirit reflecting the true nature of the cosmos, "...to me outer space, inner space, the oceans and forests and all the life they contain, and even the space inside our minds are all somehow associated and related and they all make sense in the context of space music". The Stellar Sea is music encrypted in our being, and becomes more absorbing the longer it goes on.

16,80 EUR
 
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Telomere - Zoetosis

Artist: Telomere
P: 2001   
Telomere's second CD expands upon the ambient space music foundations laid in "Astral Currents". Composed primarily on the Serge Modular Synthesizer, Zoetosis shimmers with slowly sweeping tones and spacious harmonies.
On this recording, Telomere established himself as one of spacemusic's foremost deep-drift stylists. His fresh insight into the relationship between sound and psyche continues on ZOETOSIS. With barely a rhythm or melody, Telomere produces engaging harmonies and evolving timbres to convey profound musical ideas. Drones swell up deliberately into a slowly sweeping soft mass while tones change continually between pencil thin lines and dripping wet brush strokes. Within each piece and throughout the album is a sense of movement - a slow motion of cosmic ideas. The spirituality of the synthesizer can be felt fully as electrical current is transformed into synthesized sound. Telomere's music ascends with a clarity of vision found only far above the earth's atmosphere. So much a completely transportive and reassuring experience, that silence at album's end is unsettling.

15,40 EUR
 
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Show 1 to 3 (from a total of 3 products)