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  • My upcoming album on Arecibo Records

    I have finished six tracks for a new album on Arecibo Records called Mirages. Here are MP3s of the tracks as an exclusive just for AO members:

    Mirage 1 (Moments in Time)
    http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage-1


    Mirage 2 (Illusions)
    http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage2/s-1kB54


    Mirage 3 (Penumbras)
    http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage-3/s-gIzjU


    Mirage 4 (Fata Morgana)
    http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/fata-morgana/s-TB6fd


    Mirage 5 (Phantoms)
    http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage-5/s-IXGlx


    Mirage 6 (Chimeras)
    http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage-6/s-PcwpG


    Best heard with headphones and with the lights out. (Having a cat in your lap wouldn't hurt either)

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    I'm already a fan...but I can't wait for this one!!! Looks like it'll be you and me buddy...bringing in the new era of Arecibo!!! :highfive:

    Beyond excited for you and congratulations on your new release!!!!! :biggrin:

    I will be spreading the word, for sure.

    Cheers!

    -S1gns
    Synphaera Records
    Space | Time | Matter

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    • #3
      Thanks.

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      • #4
        I listened to the first 3 tracks this morning...and the first thing that comes to mind is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!

        Always impressed by your composition skills, this totally takes it over the top.

        There is so much texture and mystery within each track...it's both mesmerizing and captivating.

        Bravo!!!
        Synphaera Records
        Space | Time | Matter

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        • #5
          Thank you.

          Here is the album cover

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          • #6
            I took a listen to Mirage 1 and Mirage 5. The production is good, as are the arrangements. The mood on these are way too positive and uplifting for my tastes, almost New Age. That's not a reflection on you though, that's on me. But it certainly sounds good for what it is.
            "The only thing that means a thing in the end is what you loved, and who you loved, and you let it take you home..."

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            • #7
              Way to positive and uplifting? Hmm. Perhaps the following is more negative and depressing. LOL!

              http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/aether

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                Perhaps the following is more negative and depressing.
                Ah, yes, that is a bit darker than the previously mentioned tracks...I can get into that a bit more.
                "The only thing that means a thing in the end is what you loved, and who you loved, and you let it take you home..."

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                • #9
                  Whew! I was worried I had lost the dismal touch.:D

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                  • #10
                    For me personally I do not compose "genres." I compose music. I actually can write any kind of music: classical, jazz, rock, soundscapes, pop, abstract, avante garde, dub techno, etc. But I do not think about it when I write it. There are just too many interesting motifs to be pigeonholed into one and my instinct is to go with what feels right at the moment. That is what comes natural to me. Music is a lot about mood and emotion as much as intellect. I use my intellect to get the notes right and my mood to set the stage. To that extent I run the risk of being eclectic if that is even a risk. To me it is a natural response to being alive.

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                    • #11
                      For example, nothing could be more different than these two compositions:

                      http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/zebra-does-buchla


                      http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mood-strikes


                      And yet they both represent how I felt at the time that I composed them.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                        For me personally I do not compose "genres." I compose music. I actually can write any kind of music: classical, jazz, rock, soundscapes, pop, abstract, avante garde, dub techno, etc. But I do not think about it when I write it.
                        You're preaching to the choir there...I can relate and agree. Hell, one of my former projects was sort of black metal/dark ambient/industrial/jazz...and all of this was blended simultaneously. It seemed natural to me as well, but then again my mind is "wired" a bit strangely it seems. Genres are merely semi-convenient labels to attempt describing things...but even so, they too fail me at times.

                        Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                        Music is a lot about mood and emotion as much as intellect. I use my intellect to get the notes right and my mood to set the stage. To that extent I run the risk of being eclectic if that is even a risk. To me it is a natural response to being alive.
                        Again, I completely agree about mood and emotion. But its also why I can't get into positive music much, nor do I create it. I write, and am inspired by, what I feel and what I know. Dark, or negative and depressing, aren't "genres".
                        "The only thing that means a thing in the end is what you loved, and who you loved, and you let it take you home..."

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                        • #13
                          Just FYI, but Mirages will be released tomorrow, April 19, 2013 on Arecibo Records. Also, I added an additional track for seven total. It is called Desert Winds:

                          http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage-4-desert-winds/s-DULFe

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bobbotov View Post
                            Just FYI, but Mirages will be released tomorrow, April 19, 2013 on Arecibo Records. Also, I added an additional track for seven total. It is called Desert Winds:

                            http://soundcloud.com/bobbotov/mirage-4-desert-winds/s-DULFe
                            Congratulations Bob! Very excited for you.

                            I already know the album is going to be good but I simply cannot wait to get my hands on the mastered final version.

                            Again, great work. Cheers my friend.

                            -S1gns
                            Synphaera Records
                            Space | Time | Matter

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                            • #15
                              Here it is!

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