Stephan Thelen – Fractal Guitar (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:07:36 minutes | 746 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © MoonJune Records
After a few years of playing without effects apart from reverb in Sonar, I felt the urge to compose and record some pieces in which effects were an integral part of the music. I especially wanted to use an effect I worked with before Sonar, which I call “Fractal Guitar” — a rhythmic delay with a very high feedback level that creates cascading delay patterns in odd time signatures such as 3/8, 5/8 or 7/8.
The other desire I had was to work with and to have some serious fun with a few of the many great guitarists I’ve met over the years to create an album that features some of the more forward-looking possibilities of the most mysterious, compelling and eclectic of all instruments, the electric guitar.
The five tracks on this album grew out of a mind-boggling amount of activity and crystallized out of myriad soundfiles, recorded across the Western hemisphere during the last 3 years, coincidentally (or maybe not) between two long trips to Namibia. Thanks to all my great friends who helped me pull it off, especially to Markus Reuter, who shared his exceptional talents and endless creativity with me on every step of the way. Thanks also to Grace, Devin and Anil Prasad for their generous hospitality, to Brandy Gale and Henry Kaiser for inspiration and to Leonardo “Moonjune” Pavkovic for inviting me into the illustrious Moonjune Club.
1. Briefing for a Descent into Hell (18:35)
2. Road Movie (13:23)
3. Fractal Guitar (09:21)
4. Radiant Day (08:43)
5. Urban Nightscape (17:35)