The Vocabulary Of Spaces

by dead lizard grin

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The challenge was to compose, record, and complete one track in one session. Using a minimal instrumentation pallet, few overdubs, and always maintaining a sense of immediacy, my aim was to evoke impressions of places and moments before those impressions faded.

Four pieces, four sessions between May 21 and 26, 2016.


released June 6, 2016

Created by Terry Skaggs in May 2016.

Materials used:

"Old Rooms and Long Shadows" - one slightly synthesized electric guitar

"The Vocabulary of Spaces" - Prophet 5, Wurlitzer, electric guitar, Melltotron

"Alas, Rain Pond (an interlude)" - piano, sampled piano

"Sunrise" - DX7




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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