The Buchla Music Easel has been one of my main instruments for about 3 years now.
When I first got it I spent a lot of time making “Cortini-esque” patches and sharing them on YouTube. I considered trying to do a similar thing for this artist spotlight to really highlight the Buchla sound but eventually decided against it.
I’ve gotten more and more into ambient/drone music over the last few years and feel I’ve slowly found my voice there. I’m still using the Easel as a live performance instrument, but in a very different way than my early days!
All the tracks for this EP were live to stereo recordings of my Music Easel & field recordings running through my pedal board of loopers/effects and then processed by a Ciat Lonbarde Cocoquantus & Plumbutter 2 for texture & stereo movement. Every tonal sound/melody originated from the Buchla.
The tracks were then “stereo massaged” by FernLodge (thanks Joe) and mastered by SALZ who does a ton of work for the amazing Seil Records label.
I’m considering this my first official release ever and would like to thank Kyle & Robert for giving me a deadline and an opportunity. I hope everyone enjoys 🖤