near (not far)

by dead lizard grin

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A singular, unadorned drone realized for strangely warm, late afternoons in November where the leaves rain down like sad confetti, summer has become a memory, and winter waits so close by that you can hear its dry breath in the wind that combs through the trees.

Designed as a sedate room tone conditioner for casual, low-volume listening.


released November 11, 2016

Prepared by Terry Skaggs on November 5, 2016, in Rock Island, IL.

Materials used:
A short loop of gently fluctuating synthesizer layered across two tracks -- one track pitched naturally, one pitched down several steps -- both routed through a stack of effects where tiny, delicate manipulations to various filters and sundry modifiers were performed.

Photography & design by Terry Skaggs




dead lizard grin Rock Island, Illinois

I grew up and still live in the Midwest of America.

Surrounded by peers who listened to classic rock I turned away and instead filtered my youth through the sonic lens of '70s European electronic music, the ambient sounds of Eno, and the darker side of '80s new wave, post punk, and new romantic.

In my 20s I began experimenting with sound, experiments which I continue to this day.
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