[sdiy] New Takla Makan Album: Sorrowmere

Oakley Sound oakleylist at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 3 09:33:10 CEST 2013

Ah, another concept album from me. Quite a short one actually with 37 
minutes of music available here:


This is synthesiser music, not the dance sort, but inspired by the types 
of music that I grew up listening to in the late 1970s and early 80s. 
There's hints of Mike Oldfield here and there, but also Berlin School 
and Jarre and Vangelis. I can't help it, it's what I do.

Unlike so much stuff these days, the album doesn't reach out and grab 
you in the first microsecond. It's not supposed to. It rises and falls 
as it goes along. It tells a story (sort of). And most of all, it's 
designed to be listened to from start to finish. So do bear with it if 
you haven't come across my music before.

There's a variety of gear used on this album but not as much analogue 
hardware these days. I've been slimming down of late. The Oakley modular 
does a lot of the sequencey stuff and lead lines. Oh, and, of course, 
the wibbly stuff. There's a bit of Minitaur on there too, as well my 
recently sold JP-6, and a Polysix and my modded out Micropreset. I use a 
lot of samples too. Mostly from my old collection so the Korg Lambda and 
OB-Sx live again on the album if not directly recorded onto it.

Hope you enjoy it.



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