Emergence of Lifedump
Vienna, end of August 2018: Between everyday routine and the approaching autumn, a late summer evening is fading. Pleasurable Synthwave sounds beating out of the loudspeakers. Straight from the digital spheres of Soundcloud and YouTube streams. Thoughtful indulgence in existential questions: What was? What is and what will happen? Rather what was? Does everything has the mere form of repetition or is it rhyming?
It is time. Time for the very own first steps – not only in the field of synthesizers. Never seriously used programs roam directly into CPU and RAM, as for the first time. Interfaces, foreign and yet familiar at the same time, glimmer from the screen. The second step follows quickly.
Spontaneously, simple note sequences merge into basic patterns. The thoughtful mind is making its way into digital persistence. But something is not right. Fine sounds, very clear – too clear. Sounds so far from real life that their triviality crushes the mind. Classic instruments fail. The gaze wanders to the plugin library. Section Synthesizer. The clicking is audible.
In the vastness of VST plug-ins, I spontaneously choose SQ8L based on Ensoniqs SQ-80. A synthesizer of the 1980s. From a time when I slowly came to consciousness. A time when I spoke my first words and took my first steps. One after the other, steadily ahead and yet, still often back. That’s fitting.
I press buttons, turn on different controls, go into myself. Driving life (im)pulses, sometimes more, sometimes less steady. Highs & lows, highs & lows, many highs, more lows. Repeating and rhyming at the same time.
Lifedump on YouTube:
Trackdata of Lifedump
Releasedate: August 28th of 2018
Workscope: approx. 8 Hours
Amount of patterns: 9
Amount of channels: 7