侘寂

“In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印, sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常, mujō), suffering (苦, ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空, kū).”

via/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

Breaking And Entering reviewed as above/so below with a serenade of kind words:

“Detraction is the experimental electronic project of Larry Dubec. His latest album he believes is his “most beautiful and coherent compilation he’s ever produced.” Created over the course of twelve months, the record is a venture through space and time using ambient synth passages and vivid, dreamy wonder. There’s a sample of a Black Lives Matter chant in the track “Family” as well as field recordings in “Concrete Kensho.” It feels like a time lapse of everything that’s happened this year. We commend Detraction on a terrific soundtrack of dystopian bliss, and look forward to what he does next.”

https://breakingandentering.net/2020/10/14/audio-detraction-as-above-so-below/

A big thank you to Ben Slowey for the warm ego-boost, for your words are pure gold to me. Thank you once again.

I’m a day late in posting this, but ‘as above/so below’ done!!
This is the most beautiful, and coherent compilation I’ve ever produced.
Heavily atmospheric and borderline spiritual, this material is a 12 month process of congruent experiments. ‘as above/so below’ is a study of signal delay/decay and longevity within time and signature.
To my confidantes:
Matt Dardis
Mary Dally-Muenzmaier
Kevin Dally-Muenzmaier
Kylen Olsen Pardo
Alex Bischmann
and many others:
Thank you for proof-hearing and giving feedback in times of need 🔥🙏❤️
The album is on sale now on Bandcamp for $10 (or more).
Thanks again for all your support.

Thus-far, it’s been eight months of congruent experiments, highs and lows of musical entanglement, consulting with confidants and headstrong movements.
Overwhelmed?
Not really. Just stuck in a “perfectionary caution” phase for the best… for every sound/instance has a place and contains weight. Being the conductor of such experimentation, one must learn to walk away from such construction, and be vigilant on the final process.
So much more to do… and looking forward to it.

Hear you in August.

[notes/text]

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Musique concrète
Sound collage
Electro-industrial
Spacemusic
Drone

Electronic dream-state projection and synthetic ambience.

[sometimes Heavy Disco]

reassembled data

Editing

Prototype

Coffee persuasion
Editing
Dubecian

“When you sit back and realize what year it really is,
and how many birthdays you’ve had,
and the Earth is just a rock in delicate balance,
within the void of outer-space.
You might just become aware that Life is an exercise
in knowing, loving and dishing-out compassion
to all fellow Earthlings, and those not of this Earth.
Then Life becomes a journey to absolute Warmth and Giving.”

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[detracted]

If you look into the abyss, and it looks back at you, you must realize, it’s

If the Abyss ever looks back at you, please realize.

My emotions now seem to flow asymmetric opposed to congruent.
It’s like I’m constantly editing live music on the fly, yet the notes are thoughts and feelings.
I’d give anything to record it, and play it back sometime.

Being on vacation all week and editing music for most of it; my mind came to a special place. I had to scribble them down here:

Lots of midi tracks coupled by live tracks tonight.
One hell of a puzzle to be sorted, manipulated and somewhat finished.
The joys of music editing is in its destructive properties, and differences…
Always keep your mind open to new possibilities and objectives as you’re mixing.
The ingredients all count proportionately, despite the recipe.

and

When making music (or anything else),
it’s always best to make friends with differences.

In some cases, Music is a path to liberation and understanding the world at large.

Perfecting a new formulaic process that’s been in the works for years.
It starts with a hypothetical “5 track song”, in which all five tracks are exported in their original state. Each track is then slowed down at the same rate, then reintroduced back into the DAW, re-tracked with added equalization, balance, effects, etc. The resulting “5 track compilation” tends to sound and act better than simply slowing down the “5 track original” in its entirety.

There has been many experiments in doing this process twice upon itself. Preliminary arguments and discussion point at this Double Process as being very difficult to control and edit. This challenge pursues more agile editing and some sort of precognition in track formation.

More preliminary experiments done denote a Triple Process, in which the above exercise has gone two more steps in slowing down, re-tracking, added equalization, balance, effects, etc. This results in a more smoothly stretched-out composition that retains is original attributes and adds other flavor, yet is very difficult to control.

[Production Notes/Wednesday, October 30, 2019]

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