Old Brick

by dead lizard grin

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These two iterations of "Cemetery Loops" are based on an augmented sunset field recording made on a blustery, leaf-blown November 29, 2012, at Old Brick Cemetery near Joy, Illinois.

This tiny cemetery is situated along a narrow country road nestled between corn fields a couple of miles outside of town at Lat=41.182419, Lon=-90.849761.

A stereo microphone and recorder were setup in the cemetery and single-instrument loops were played over a portable speaker system which I carried as I walked amongst the graves and around the microphone.

(The loops were originally performed and assembled in the studio on July 7, 2009, for a never-realized project.)

The resulting recording was then taken into my studio where I mixed these 'live' elements weaving them into one another to create the final results.

The tracks have been purposefully mastered at a very low volume to ensure subdued, inconspicuous listening.

Photographs taken during this recording: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151198192123558.462851.689983557


released November 30, 2012

Written, performed, produced, and mastered 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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