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Cloudwalk presents this previously unreleased collection of improvisational space music and electronic instrumentals, recorded between 2008 and 2012. Enjoy contemplative music that explores the beauty in both light and darkness, spanning from moods of soft solitude to vibrant energy.
"By 2008, I had already spent years experimenting with many different styles of music in my project studio, everything from techno to classical guitar, folk, rock, new age, and even synthpop. I was a musical scatterbrain, and I loved the variety, but as I got older, I felt it was time to focus on music I could truly have a passion for. Ambient space music was already familiar to me, as I had also been experimenting with it for years, and it turned out to be a rewarding choice to focus on. Still craving variety, I could use space music to blend many of my favorite aspects of different types of music into one new project. Excited by the possibilities, I set a goal to move this music out of my basement studio and share it with the world. Song of Night, Song of Light represents that time of growth, before I released my first album as Cloudwalk in 2013. In addition to deeper space music, this album also shows a more melodic style, inspired by the new age and space music artists I grew up listening to in the 1980’s. It also shows the start of an improvisational style I still use today. All of these tracks were recorded live-to-stereo with no overdubbing, making them music of the moment, recorded during a very special time for me." -Paul Mehlhaff (Cloudwalk)
FEATURED INSTRUMENTS ON THIS ALBUM:
HARDWARE: Ensoniq ASR-10, Roland Alpha Juno 1, Moog MG-1
SOFTWARE: Ichiro Toda’s Synth 1, Siegfried Kuhlmann’s SQ-8L, B. Serrano’s Adonis, KX77’s KX SF2, IK Multimedia’s Sampletank 2, Dream Vortex Studio’s Nanotron, and Majken’s Chimera.
released January 3, 2016
Special thanks to the online communities at Relaxed Machinery, KVR One Synth Challenge, ello.co/elloambient
, and ambientonline.org
Thank you to my wife Tammy for the beautiful cover art and graphic design.
Also to the wonderful software designers, listed above, whose designs inspired me to create new music and take my creativity further.