ca174 - Monopole - Sleepless Mind

Artist: Monopole
Title: Sleepless Mind
Date: 2008-10-12
Keywords: experimental, minimal, ambient
01 - Empty, racing thoughts - 4:37 (320 kbps)
02 - Walking away from them - 5:34 (320 kbps)
03 - Sleepless mind - 4:54 (320 kbps)
04 - It was in the bush - 4:29 (320 kbps)
05 - Alone I'm when happy - 5:52 (320 kbps)

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This is concept album to explore deep inside of a depressed mind. Despair, racing thoughts, constant changing decisions, and having no confidants are some of the feelings that are conveyed in this album. Now take these feelings with you on a walk in your neighborhood at night and you will get the hole premise behind the structure of all of the tracks.
The inspiration for this album comes from my own personal experiences with a debilitating condition of the mind.
The material used in this concept album are: A cheap $30 synthesizer key board, freely down loadable audio manipulation software, homemade field recording micro samples and a home built audio processor.

Three years ago Monopole (A.K.A. Richard Sudney) began creating electronic music in his basement where he lives , in a suburb of Detroit, MI. This self taught visual artist and electronics guru makes his compilations out of field recordings that he took while roaming around empty factories and abandon buildings around the city of Detroit.
Inside of his basement surrounded by various old analog electronics and antique vacuum tube communications equipment, Monopole dabbles around with manipulating micro samples by ways of using home build audio processors and freely accessible computer programs.
As a person that has grown up in such of a prolific electronics music city, you would think that he is vary heavily influenced by that music seen, well think again. Monopole's influences rang from 1920's and 30's big band jazz to orchestral music. Although he is no stranger to electronics music listening stiles such as minimal, ambient and Detroit techno.
Huddled in his dark basement, Monopole will remain. Figuring out new ways to make normal every day sounds into abnormal wonderful sounds.