The Palindrome Project
July 26, 2011
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A note on the XesseX project from RB...
The tracks on XesseX are the result of a lifelong fascination with directional sound. Not the direction from which it emanates, but rather the direction in which it flows. The depth and density within a reversed sound is totally different than when it is played forward. A gong, for instance, will build to a climax in reverse. Forward, it states its case immediately and then slowly fades to black. With magnetic tape it was simply a matter of taking a reel and playing it 'tails' first. Over the years I've had quite
a bit of experience with this procedure and I think I became fairly adept at it. But when I switched my studio from analog to digital it was another matter. I must admit it took me a long time to figure out how to do it. Portions of each track were recorded forward as well as backward so that the same piece of music would have two unique versions. For the past couple of years I played with the concept in between other projects. The resulting music was never really intended for release. I made it just to amuse
myself. However, a beautiful voice in the ether encouraged me to assemble these works and issue them as digital downloads and in a limited CD package. Tracks 1-4 are the forward mixes while tracks 5-8 are their mirrored or reverse mixes. I hope you will enjoy them. Headphones, as always, are highly recommended.
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- UPDATES -
XesseX placed #3 on the WVKR-FM "Secret Music" Top 20 Playlist!
Musical Starstreams played "In words, alas, drown I" on
their August 14, 2011 Program.
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back tray card
Eight tracks in all totaling one hour of music.
All tracks by Richard Bone