Indeterminate

by Collin Sherman

Released 2014
Released 2014
These separate pieces flow together to form one cohesive whole. Although consistent background drones tie everything on the album together, the top layers change to reveal distinct harmonic and melodic ideas from track to track.
NOTES
The instruments utilized on this piece are saxophones, clarinets, keyboards, guitars, theremin and various electronics. The first piece starts with high tones, followed by big low harmonies provided by a heavily reverberated theremin. The slow drop of the perfect 5th down to something close to a diminished 5th (and back up again) provides a source of repeating tension and release. This is punctuated by synthetic string swells and seemingly random percussion stabs. The end is capped with a clarinet melody. This sets the tone for the rest of "Indeterminate", using similar instrumentation to complete the rest of the album, as well as some additional recorded sounds, vinyl pops, and a mix of analog and software synthesizers.