Spectrical presents a dreamlike journey through processed-piano soundscapes, lo-fi drones and glitched loops.
Some of my earliest childhood memories are of falling asleep while listening to my Dad playing the piano, in the music room across the hallway, with his playing softly coming through the walls. I didn’t know the name of it at the time, but my favourite piece he’d play was Visions fugitives Op. 22 No. 8 Commodo by Sergei Prokofiev.
In 2009 I asked my Dad to play a slow rendition of the piece for me to record, with the intent of manipulating the recording to create a series of experimental ambient pieces; a musical reimagining of those childhood memories and the dreams I might have had.
‘Fleeting visions into sleep’ is the result of this project, beginning with the recording of my Dad’s performance of the Prokofiev piece, which the subsequent ambient compositions use as the sole source material, with the exception of a couple of field recordings.
Dedicated to Dad. – Spectrical
Pro-dubbed cassette tape with printed shell and j-card. Limited to 50 copies.