Hare’s Breath Digital
The Stone Tapes – Avebury Extended Edition
The Stone Tapes – Avebury OriginalConceived and created by M. Peach and K. Peach Vicar of Avebury played by A. Hayward Vicar’s wife played by K. Harvey Produced by M. Peach at Hare’s Breath Studios
Wandering Eldar – Wyrdfolk EPConceived and created by M. Peach and K. Peach Produced by M. Peach at Hare’s Breath Studios Wandering Eldar is music for imaginary landscapes, folkloric dreams from the mountains of Appalachia to the cliffs of Ireland to the seashore of Wales. Music is woven through modular synths and ancient organic instruments.
Spiralithic – Les Gnossiennes No. 1 – 7Piano by Katherine Peach Recorded by Bob Novak at Redbridge Studios, Savage, Maryland Produced and Mastered by M.Peach. Erik Satie (1866-1925) preferred being called “someone who measures sounds,” rather than a composer. He was a friend of Claude Debussy, but whereas the latter was a master of the musical side of the Impressionist genre, Satie belongs at the forefront of the Symbolist movement. Satie was not merely an eccentric, but he was an occultist, serving as the composer-in-residence for the Mystical Order of the Rose and Cross of the Temple and Grail. Along with Debussy (also a Rosicrucian), Satie was reportedly interested in incorporating the Golden Ratio in his work. However, his compositions differ from his friend’s pastoral paganism; playing them sometimes feels like scrying. The Gnossiennes, at least for me, have always seemed particularly otherworldly. Although they were written in the 1890s, they don’t quite fit in with the idea of the Parisian Belle Époque scene. There’s a much more ancient voice to be heard. Although Satie’s true definition of a “gnossienne” remains a mystery, along with other scholars, I believe that the term refers to the ancient Minoan city of Knossos on the island of Crete. This is a place time-shrouded in legend, where King Minos’ Labyrinth was said to lie, where the mysterious frescoes depict strange rituals involving bulls, where the Earth has yielded faience Snake Goddess figures. The Minoans were a civilization that flourished 4,500 years ago. But we’ve been left merely with echoes. In my interpretation, I seek to capture some of the ancient truth of Knossos… to join Satie in finding a ghostly song hidden within the notes. -K.P
Harold Nightwood and Friends
The GatheringHarold – Synthesizers, Mellotron, Dung-Chen Sharpy – Drums, Percussion Ed – Bass, Guitar, Percussion Nancy – Violin, Drums, Bells Patricia – Percussion, Thumb Piano Christine – Dung-Chen, Percussion Kathy – Organ, Percussion Recorded at various locations. Written and produced by M.Peach
Voltage Controlled Organism
Wave phenomena and harmonic oscillations.
ResonanceBased on The Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones.
Rare Morning Space Ragas
EnvironmentsAll tracks written and produced by M.Peach.
Soundtracks, noise music, audio occultism and experiments.
UOVIAll tracks written and produced by M.Peach. Mastered by Chris McCormack.
Experiments in Mind Control
Since the days of ancient Egyptian civilization – and probably long before – music has been used for magical purposes. To invoke the gods or to evoke a state within one’s own mind, tones wield power. Like an alchemist devoting years of his life to turning lead into gold, Soviet engineer Evgeny Murzin spent twenty years – from 1937 to 1957 – turning symbols into sound. His synthesizer, the ANS (named with the initials of Russian composer and occultist Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin), was designed to play music without a musician. Drawings (originally of different sound waves) made into a glass plate covered in black putty were fed into the machine, and sound resulted. If the machine is fed with sigils of an occult nature, alchemy is performed.All tracks written and produced by M.Peach.
The Tape Circle
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