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    Posted: December 19 2012 at 05:21
Yes, I deliberately don't capitalise the band name, or some album titles and some track titles. You are free to do whatever you like. Smile


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Originally posted by Dean

Yes, I deliberately don't capitalise the band name, or some album titles and some track titles. You are free to do whatever you like. Smile

Not sure I'm comfortable putting my stamp on it. What a dilemma.ConfusedLOL
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Humdrum 2004
 
It's called Humdrum. I guess it's about the first week back after a summer vacation in Tuscany in 2004, because that's when I wrote the music - other than that - it's just music. I can't remember anything about the tunes or how they were composed/structured/written - the only notes I can find say: "Had an irritating piano refrain wandering around my head all day, so felt naturally compelled to construct some kind of tune around it. Except it was so irritating I had to bury it beneath layers of analogue-y synth swoops and whooshes - that'll teach those three notes not to mess with me again!". As always, the track titles are as helpful as British Rail platform announcer.
 
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

that's weird
humdrum
contemporary amnesia
(like a) dandelion seed in the wind
the cosmic innumerator
pop tarts

16:48
9:59
3:37
11:22
8:52
2:15

total playing time: 52:54 minutes

The background skyscape photograph for the cover was taken through the aircraft window during the flight home, other pictures used were taken in Tuscany and Rome.
 
At the moment this is only available from Amazon.com for a mere $9.99 [direct link]
 
A download will be made available eventually, probably.
 
 
ps: this was album number 28.


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I really like your music , Dean. It is the sort of thing i am aiming for. But as a no talent hack it is more difficult for me. Plus I need a cool project name.
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Thanks Ian, I am genuinely pleased you like it.
 
I'm also a no talent hack, but I believe that all things are do-able until proven otherwise and from what I've heard of your music you know how to put a tune together and you know what sounds right to you - the rest is just playing with ideas and making it up as you go along.
 
Picking a name is not something I'd want to sit down and try and consciously come up with.
 
My project name was kicking around for five years looking for a home and it wasn't originally the name of a music project (I always thought my "band" would be called The Olde Oak Trio and may still be if I ever put together a real band, I actually thought using that for a one-man music project was a bit of a waste of a damn fine name). In 1994/5 I created the silence of darqness as a semi-serious gothic ezine website and the cacophony of light was simply the antitheses of that. Originally it was intended to be the name of a sister-website and home for an interactive enovel but as the enovel became Darqlands it was apparent that the cacophony of light was an inappropriate name for the sister site. When I started making little music CDs for my own amusement in 2000 I resurrected the name and by sheer happenstance it sort of seem to be very apt name for what I was trying to do. For the next six years the cacophony of light vacillated between personal amusement and serious intent as I tried to convince myself I could perhaps get some people to listen to what I was creating. Anyway, to go full circle, after I stopped producing CDs of music the the cacophony of light MySpace page was used to write and publish an episodic enovel that eventually became my second print novel A Leaf In Freefall.


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^Thanks for those kind words about the tracks I created. I'm sure there's a cool name out there where for me. I thought "Snow" or "Snow Dog" at first but I have completely gone off the idea. Someone already had "Snow" anyway.....
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Harmony
 
 
Being an engineer with a love of mathematics I've always been fascinated by the mathematics of sound, and more specifically, the mathematics of music. Many of the albums I produced had mathematical themes, some were even composed based upon some mathematical sequence or progression, and all involved mathematics either consciously, subconsciously or simply accidentally. But there is more to it than that. Everything about music can be analysed and described mathematically: the number of beats in a time signature, note durations, tempo, the pitch of a note, the shape of a note, the colour of a sound, the relationship between octaves, the 12 tones in the chromatic scale, the 8 notes in a major scale, the 5 notes in a pentatonic scale, the 3 notes in a triad, the n notes in a chord, the chords in a progression, modulation and key changes, passing notes, transposing. And it all comes down to one thing - harmony - and harmony is the power of 2.
 
In a recent thread I posted an explanation of why the infamous (from a Prog perspective) three-chord trick worked and features so often in popular music. In that post I stated that "A major chord is created by taking the first, third and fifth note of that scale and playing them together" without offering an explanation of why those three notes on that particular interval (1,3,5) worked, and again that is down to one thing - harmony. 
 
When I was making these albums I released them into the world from a website where I also wrote some background information on the music "theory" and home-made instruments that I used. In one of those articles I covered the harmonic relationship of a chord:
When two tones are played together they combine to produce two new notes, these can be expressed by a standard trigonometric identity that we all learnt in school (but have since long forgotten)

sin(A) + sin (B) = 2(sin((A+B)/2) x cos((A-B)/2))

Which means that the new notes are effectively (A+B)/2 - or the average of the two original notes and (A-B)/2, which is half the difference between them. The average is something we can generally hear, since it will be a note half way between the two - the difference is much lower in pitch, often below the range of human hearing, and is called the beat. Both these new notes affect the sound we hear.

This is the principle behind tuning an instrument against a test tone: in the above equation A is the required pitch and B is the current tuning, the idea is to make B equal to A and in doing that (A+B)/2 also becomes (A+A)/2, which is equal to A, and the beat-note (A-B)/2 disappears.

However when the two fundamental notes A and B are real notes the average and beat notes need to be related to these fundamental notes in someway for them to be harmonic.

For example, if we play C and E (i.e. first 2 notes of the Cmaj chord) then the sound will be a combination of C and E … (C+E)/2 and (C-E)/2. E expressed as a fraction of C is 5/4th (i.e. is the 5th harmonic[1]), so the resulting average note will be (1+5/4)/2 which equals (9/4)/2, which finally reduces to 9/8th of C, (which incidentally is a D, but that's not important) and the difference note will be 1/8th of C (which is a C three octaves down).

 
The key thing about all these notes is that the divisor of their fractions is a power of 2. Powers of 2 in music represent Octaves, which means that all of the notes are harmonics of C and therefore the new (average) note will be a 9th harmonic of C.

Playing G (which is 3/2nd of C and the 3rd note of Cmaj) with the C, gives us two new notes that are 7/4th and 1/4th of C, which are also harmonics of C. Similarly, adding E and G gives and average note of 11/8th of C and 1/8th of C for the beat.

So, all three notes in the Cmaj chord are harmonic in the key of C because all the average and beat notes produced are harmonics of C.

Now on the other hand, if we repeat this with C and F (which is 4/3rd of C) we get 7/6th of C and 1/6th of C, which are not harmonic in the key of C (because 6 is not a power of 2). However, if you flip this around, they do become harmonic in the key of F, such that C is a 3rd harmonic of F (i.e. C is 3/2nd of F) and the new average note will be 5/4th of F or a 5th harmonic of F.

Therefore to construct a major triad from a scale, you just pick the root note and the 3rd and 5th harmonic of that note.

[1] E = 5/4th of C means that the frequency of the note 'E' is 1.25 times the frequency of 'C' - it is a 5th harmonic of C because if you multiply it by 4 (which transposes it up 2 octaves) it becomes exactly 5 times 'C', which is the fifth harmonic 
In other words, if all the tones that go to make up a sound are harmonically related then any interaction between them will also be harmonic.
 
And of course it doesn't end there - the musical instruments themselves are governed by harmony: the reason why a oboe sounds different to a clarinet is because of harmonic content of the sounds they produce; the reason why a Les Paul sounds different to a Strat is because of harmonic resonance of the guitar bodies; the reason why a valve amp sounds different to a solid state amp is because of harmonic distortion in the circuitry and the reason why effects pedals change the sound of a note is due to harmonics.
 


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Experimental Music
 
I have been known to use the word "experimental" when describing the music I made, but often added the proviso that I wanted it to sound "normal" - since those early days I've become more embarrassed by my use of the word and inwardly cringe when I see it attributed to music that merely diverges from the norms of accepted music composed to standard rules and formats. In the 21st Century we do have to question what is experimental music, especially in the realms of avant garde and electronic music where anything that can be done to stretch the conventions of music has probably been attempted by someone at sometime in recent musical history - to the extreme where even random has become commonplace. In my compositions I use the word to describe experiments made using music, such as using a Shepard tone within a tune, or by using modal scales to modulate between keys.
 
 
Modal Scales
 
I use Modal Scales a lot in my music, (erm... everyone does), and again, it's a mathematical thing that attracts me to using them. The modal scales are the 8 musical scales that you can produce using the white notes on a piano. If you start at "C" and play each white note in turn to the next "C" you have played a modal scale. This is what is called a Major scale and is given the mode name of the Ionian mode.
 
 
The notes on a piano are separated by semitones (also called half-tones, sometimes you will see this represented as W and h for Whole and Half tones, but I prefer to use T and S for Tone and Semitone) - "C" to "C#" is a semitone (S), "C#" to "D" is another semitone step, so from "C" to "D" is a whole tone step (T). From this we can see that the major (Ionian) scale has the sequence T-T-S-T-T-T-S. Now if we want to transpose this scale to another key, we start with the 1st note of the key and apply the same T-T-S-T-T-T-S step interval, and in doing that we have to use some of the black notes to maintain the intervals, so for example, A-major becomes A,B,C#,D,E,F#,G#,A [A to B is a whole tone (T), B to C# is a whole tone, C# to D is semi-tone (S)
 
If, on the other-hand, we'd just started at A and just played the white notes (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,A) the step intervals would be T-S-T-T-S-T-T - this is called the minor scale and is given the modal name of Aeolian mode - and again we can transpose this scale into another key by applying the same T-S-T-T-S-T-T from the new starting note.
 
These are the two scales commonly used in popular music, so common that we refer to them as Major and Minor rather than by their mode name of Ionian and Aeolian, but logically we can create a mode by starting from other notes and playing only the white keys and these too are given modal names: D:Dorian, E:Phrygian, F:Lydian, G:Mixolydian and B:Locrian and have their own step-intervals associated with them that we can use to transpose those scales into another key.
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Mode Tonic relative
to
major scale
Interval sequence Example
Ionian I T-T-s-T-T-T-s C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C
Dorian II T-s-T-T-T-s-T D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D
Phrygian III s-T-T-T-s-T-T E-F-G-A-B-C-D-E
Lydian IV T-T-T-s-T-T-s F-G-A-B-C-D-E-F
Mixolydian V T-T-s-T-T-s-T G-A-B-C-D-E-F-G
Aeolian VI T-s-T-T-s-T-T A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A
Locrian VII s-T-T-s-T-T-T B-C-D-E-F-G-A-B
[note: you will see from this the pattern of Ts and Ss is the same for each, just shifted along one place each time]
 
Because these step intervals are different for each mode they sound different - the minor scale sounds different to the major scale because of the three sharpened notes - and these differences are often attributed with emotions like happy and sad.
 
You can use these modes "out of the box" in their basic form, and a lot of music does that, but you can alter these scales further by sharpening or flattening individual notes to make them more interesting, this is called augmenting and one I use occasionally is the Lydian Augmented which sharpens the 5th note in the scale to create a new sequence - Danny Elfman uses the Lydian Augmented in the Simpson's theme tune- the normally bright nature of the Lydian fitting well with a pastiche 1960s "sit-com" theme tune but given an unnerving edge by the sharpened 5th note.
 
We can in theory pick any 7 notes from the 12 available in an octave to produce an 8-note musical scale, the mathematical combinations available to us are 462 different musical scales and by augmentation we can derive a many of those from the 8 modal scales - how usable they are depends upon the harmonic relationships that can be formed by combinations of notes (ie chords) within those scales. The modal scales above are simply the melodic versions of these scales. Often these "weird" scales appear in a piece of music by accident as the music modulates from one key to another, other times they are used by design - if you see a "#" appear on a note in a piece of sheet music that could indicate an augmentation to the current scale (or it could just be a key-change).
 
 
So, what happens when we only play the Black keys on the piano. You will notice that there are five of them in an octave (C#,D#,F#,G#,A#), and these give rise to scales composed of five notes which can be called Pentatonic. From the keyboard diagram above you will notice that we have a new step-interval from C# to D# that is neither a semitone nor a tone but the addition of the two, which is known as a tritone (three semitones), you will also note that pentatonic scales constructed from black-notes do not contain any semitones. Other pentatonic scales do contain semitones, and some are constructed purely from tone intervals, those that contain no semitones and no tritones are a specific case called anhemitonic and are special because the lack of semitone and tritone intervals means that any combination of notes will always be harmonic - this means you can compose a "solo" in that scale that will sound harmonious no matter what order you play them - anhemitonic pentatonic scales can be made just by picking the five "T" intervals from the scale you are playing in.
 
 
Soooo... what makes any of that experimental (in the sense I use it here) - well, basically, nothing does - all these modes and scales are well known and used a lot in music, even in popular music - their use alone would not render a piece of music as being "experimental" - experimentation comes into effect when we start playing around with these in different ways.


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wake - 2002

First a bit of history.
 
Back in the late 70s I read an article about The Long Thin Wire installation by Alvin Lucier - intrigued by this I constructed my own version in my parents back yard, stringing a length  of steel wire between the posts of my mum's washing line, hooking up a pair of magnets from an old TV set and connecting it all up to a crude homemade analogue synthesiser controlled by an equally crude and homemade analogue sequencer driving into a homemade amplifier, using a cheap Phillips portable cassette recorder I proceeded to record 90 minutes of ambient music direct to C90 tape (which I then gave to a friend of mine and haven't see or heard since). Fast-forward 20 years or so to 2002 and I found myself to be the manager of a rock band who wanted to record some demos, so I bought myself a DAW and set about mastering the digital technicalities of that machine before committing their music to CD. Remembering the long thin wire experiment from 20 years earlier I made another version of it and set it up in my attic, running the length of steel wire from the roof of my house down to the shed at the bottom of the garden. The resulting recording was the track "wake". Inspired by this I recorded some more conventional tracks in various styles which finally ended up being an album's worth of music that became the debut release of the cacophony of light. The rest, as they say, is history, and so it was.
 
Back then there was no broadband, no bandcamp, no createspace, the only option was burn CDRs and sell them by mail from a website, and this is how I released the album to the world in 2002:
Originally posted by from the original col website

i could be deep and mysterious about the wake.
i could equally be shallow and commercial.
i choose to be neither, but probably end up being both.
wake is a cd of experimental music constructed and programmed by the cacophony of light.
 
how experimental?
 
well, it's not terribly arty, or musically particularly clever. it contains things like rhythm and melody, but not restricted to recognisable structures or produced with any regard to tune or tuning. some notes were simply put where i felt they needed to be, some were taken from nature and others derived by mathematical processes. there are elements of classical, minimalist, metal, jazz, ambient, 80's electro-pop, gothic/ethereal, prog-rock and even a bit of anthemic black metal thrown in for good measure. my intention, if there ever was one, was to make experimental music that sounds normal and not as dissonant as you would imagine anything with the epithet experimental to be...
 
if you prefer music not to be slotted into a convenient genres and are not phased by tracks of atonality and naivety mixed with random blips, squeaks and noises, then give it a listen. it is available at (genuine) cost price. it will neither make me rich nor famous, but that was never the intention. in all honesty, all i want is for people to hear the wake. if they do and like it, then all the better.
 
why 'wake', do i have a morbid fascination with death?
partly. however, 'wake' has three meanings in the english language and only one of them is to do with death. wake is not funereal music. i do not intent to dwell on any deep meaning that may be locked within the music, since it is neither deep nor meaningful in reality. however i do feel the need to jot down some notes on the recordings that may be of interest...
·      the somnabulistic soliloquy dialogue on 'somniloquy' (track-009) is taken from the silence of darqness e-novel, darqlands. the particular passage in question is a dream-conversation between one of the seven main characters (philip mallow) and the wind that occurs outside the story-line. i actually sing on this track, and for that i can only appologise.
·      these recordings also feature two guest musicians, namely my daughter alex on flute ('arise', track-002) and david stanton of season's end on guitar ('aftermath', track-001 and 'backwash', track-005). i am very grateful for their time and contributions.
·      vigil (track-007) represents the passage of time through a single human life-span. i am a little concerned that this idea is so simple and obvious that it cannot possibly be original, however, until told otherwise, i know of no other piece of music that uses it. utilising a predictable 60-bpm, the three clocks represent the relentless passing of time, with the 'cello marking this passing from the perception of a human life (time passes more quickly the older you get). the chimes mark significant moments in that life-time as either consonant or dissonant chords that finally end in death on the stroke of 13 o'clock...
·      the theremin and the long-thin-wire are featured on the title track, 'wake' (track-012). this was recorded in the open-air, (well, the long-thin-wire is over 15 meters long), over three sessions one sunday afternoon in january, 2002. also appearing alongside several passing lorries, the church clock and an overflying light-aircraft there is a special (unexpected) guest appearance of several species of wild birds. these feathered creatures were drawn to the sound of the theremin and deemed it necessary to join in. at one point the genus corvidae (probably rooks, i do not know, i am not an expert on bird-song) became so raucous that recording had to be stopped until after sun-down when they had all gone to bed.
·      the cover art work was produced using photoshop, paintshop-pro and povray 3-d rendering software. the face is not me, but does look quite similar.
 
1 : aftermath 06:11
2 : arise 04:16
3 : awaken 04:12
4 : deathwatch 04:48
5 : backwash 02:58
6 : requiem 05:12
7 : vigil 05:45
8 : lament 03:24
9 : somniloquy 04:26
10 : eulogy 05:01
11 : epitaph 05:36
12 : wake 10:20
13 : memorial 01:50
14 : the penultimate battle triumphant as the immortal emperor entombed in the woods of the carpathean forest creates necrophobic mayhem at the gates of marduk's darkthrone and nevermore shall thorns rest on thorns i lay against borknagar’s green carnation until we see the anathema that is hecate enthroned with my dying bride at bal sagoth’s ancient ceremony and the infantile hordes are nested in their cradle of filth (part 1) 00:13
Total playing time 1 hour 4 minutes 12 seconds
 
Eleven years on and this afternoon I listened to wake for the first time in nearly as many years. It's not good and there is much I would change (knock-back the reverb that's for sure, and remove the programmed drums as much as possible). It was also recorded before I acquired the OB-12 synth so all the keyboards were recorded from midi into Reason but there are live instruments on the CD so it's not all bad and there were some good ideas that could have been developed more. There are some complete duds there too - I would sooner forget the first four tracks, and no doubt the album would be improved by their omission, but the idea of the first track of the first cacophony of light album being called 'aftermath' amuses me too much to remove it from the download, so the others can stay too. As mentioned above, I sing on 'somniloquy', I also use spoken-voice (albeit with effects) so if you ever wanted to know what my home-counties/estuary accent sounds like now's your chance to find out. 
 
 
download: http://www.mediafire.com/?vf9f12a3qxl1gs5 119Mb, includes all artwork.


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I've uploaded some of the CDs *lost* from MegaUpload to MediaFire (all have been updated to include full artwork):
 
SOD030CD - Carousel: http://www.mediafire.com/?739t7h383pdmyuv - 50Mb
SOD043CD - Ballet: http://www.mediafire.com/?0cqp2uvbdjmwwg2 - 81Mb, (includes set of sepia-tint postcards)
SOD047CD - Indulge: http://www.mediafire.com/?6cc707mp9ocuajg - 105Mb
SOD048CD - Metamorph: http://www.mediafire.com/?r120kqr46ebw56c - 77Mb
SOD005CD - Moments: http://www.mediafire.com/?7dk9h1b18540ok8 - 91Mb
SOD009CD - Passing: http://www.mediafire.com/?n1zbe228020ld2c - 49Mb
SOD050CD - Pilgrim: http://www.mediafire.com/?tal7wsbus61ro8y  - 61Mb
SOD034CD - Trillithon: http://www.mediafire.com/?95wkckncxyyk7i7 - 72Mb
 
enjoy (or not).
More files uploaded, again, all artwork included:
SOD040CD - Landscapehttp://www.mediafire.com/?bdjw7jni4yk175y - 63Mb
SOD029CD - Untitled: http://www.mediafire.com/?3a01c9909j6u89o - 68Mb, (12-page booklet)
SOD028CD - Humdrum: http://www.mediafire.com/?a90cf99n3s222sz - 68Mb
SOD010CD - Antiquarian: http://www.mediafire.com/?d8jx4glqxtlqgmr - 60Mb, (includes a set of Penwith Monolith postcards)
SOD051CD - Stateless: http://www.mediafire.com/?ssnnxvsd6c59cz4 - 48Mb
 
I've also uploaded my three triple album box sets. If I am permitted to be proud of my own work, then I am proud of these and consider them to be some of my finest pieces and contain my best artwork to date (probably). If there was ever a true intention behind my composing, then these three albums stand as the epitomy of what I was attempting. I know a lot of people have downloaded Moments and seem to like it, but that was an early album and I believe I "got better" at composing music as I progressed, I also think my production skills improved considerably too. If you have only tried Moments (and liked it... or not) then please give one of these more ambitious projects a try, thanks.
 
SOD011CD - The Gaia Cacophony (part 1) Dawn: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?546dgslrb7a5iqx - 68Mb
SOD012CD - The Gaia Cacophony (part 2) Evolve: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?59ojhwm11en3tg5 - 67Mb
SOD013CD - The Gaia Cacophony (part 3) Forever: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3om9xe3yarga3pw - 74Mb, includes all artwork for all three discs
 
SOD016CD - The Mathematica Cacophony (part 1) Geometrichttp://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tcz3eys3rameyw6 - 78Mb
SOD017CD - The Mathematica Cacophony (part 2) Derivative: http://www.mediafire.com/?gkglrzs6ekt0kgw - 77Mb, , includes all artwork for all three discs
SOD018CD - The Mathematica Cacophony (part 3) Quantify: http://www.mediafire.com/?d47915qtcmx6v4s 107Mb, including bonus tracks 
 
SOD036CD - The West Wind Cacophony (part 1) Xolotl: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?88cb7sep785109n - 60Mb
SOD037CD - The West Wind Cacophony (part 2) Yaponcha: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?sqboczd2dhvqk25 - 60Mb
SOD038CD - The West Wind Cacophony (part 3) Zephyrus: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?rus60awkm7rxlpy - 85Mb, includes all artwork for all three discs
 


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stateless - 2005

 
This was the 51st and last CD I recorded before pulling a veil over the cacophony of light project and was released to the world as a stream from LastFM.
 
Being the 51st album I had originally intended it to be a statement about the "special relationship" between the UK and the USA as the UK is sometimes jokingly called the 51st State, but my heart wasn't in it and the idea just didn't motivate me enough to produce any music on the subject. Then it occured to me that while politicians and diplomats argue such things, we as citizens play no part and since the advent of the internet and the world-wide-web we have become members of a greater community, a stateless population of a stateless nation each getting on with the other regardless of national boundaries, race or creed. The future, such as it is, is ours not theirs and so the album's title and the subsequent openning track, The 51st Stateless, was born.
 

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The 51st Stateless
A Toe Nail Poem
Polymorphilla
Go Go Gothic Gatling Gun!
Intro Red

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05:39
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06:13


 
 
 

all tunes © dean cracknell 2005

Total Playing Time : 51 minutes.
 
And just as the first CoL CD began with a track called 'aftermath', the last CoL CD ends with an introduction, 'Intro Red'.
 
 
 
 
download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ssnnxvsd6c59cz4 48Mb, includes all artwork.


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Oh goody!Thumbs Up
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^ Approve 
 
 
I began working on stateless in October of 2005 and had already produced the artwork for the album cover based upon a landscape where the city-scape in the distance was modelled on a sound-wave profile when Kate Bush released Aerial in November of that year utilising the self-same idea but with a sound-wave representing mountains:

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A little miffed by that unfortunately timed co-incidence (and not for the first time, I had used a cover based on Newton's cradle before Dream Theatre) I quickly knocked out an alternative and changed the colouration away from the orange-brown to make it even more different to Kate's "copy":
 
 
But I wasn't happy because I rather liked the sunset/sepia tint, so changed it again to the current version.
 


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Yes I like your original cover too. I see Kate's as islands rather than mountains though. Islands like  that are usually just huge undersea mountains anyway. So mountains it is.
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