Devastation

by Alto Stratus

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A one-day session of live improvisations and lamination/constructions from the very end of 2002, resulting in an album of intense invention, a hybrid of industrial, kosmische and unique Alto Stratus. Imaginary soundtracks and pure live electroacoustic invention, much more emotive than title may suggest. The "Stalker Suite" is dedicated to the film by Andrei Tarkovsky.

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released February 2, 2012

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Recorded at Tachyon Studio (31 December 2002), featuring additional source material from January, August and December 2002.
Mixdown and editing completed on 1 January 2003.

Alan Freeman: guitar with Zoom effects, Doepfer MS-404 and Roland SH-32 synths, Alesis Air FX, Roland GR-33 guitar synth, voice, cymbals, samples, etc.
Steve Freeman: bass with Korg ToneWorks and Zoom effects, loops, turntable, cymbals, Yamaha CS-5, Korg MS20 & Octave Cat synths.

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Alto Stratus Leicester, UK

The duo of Alan and Steve Freeman (Ultima Thule), we spent much of our spare time during the 1980's experimenting with electronics, sound collage, etc., recording some 30 odd cassettes as Alto Stratus (and other guises: Vrije, Q.S.O., Electric Junk, etc.), also as soloists, and the trio ZBB. For 30 years we've continued with a 10 further releases since, bands: Endgame, The Newt Hounds, Triax, etc. ... more

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