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The Fall of Anduan


City Burn by machiavelli33This was one of my other great experiments from the late 1980’s. This one was entirely improvised, recorded sometime in early 1989. The inspiration came from an event in a book I’ve tinkering on since I was in the 8th grade. Suffice it to say that in the book Anduan is the capital city of a great nation, which falls to the enemy. The image I chose to accompany this song strikes a chord in me, as one of the most enduring images that’s been stuck in my head through the years is that of a queen looking back over her burning city as she’s being evacuated.

Everything you hear on the recording, with the exception of the bass (which was my Alembic Spoiler), came from a Korg M1. The song was recorded in early 1989 on a cassette 4-track and mastered onto a cassette. The recording which is posted here resulted from the original tape being re-mixed and re-mastered on October 21, 2009.

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