MATHIAS D. CLAIN


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Contemplation 01

Two similar tracks with interludes. Live played works using a 909, 808 and modular synth.

 

The Horror Waterphone - Part 1, Variations

An instrument made of steel originally invented by Richard Waters in the late 60's. The 'Horror Waterphone' is my own designed version with a couple of changes not found yet on available waterphones on the market. With help from my father making this became a reality. The Waterphone is known for its beautiful haunting sounds. What I know from experience is that playing a waterphone is not easy as you'd expect. As you bow one part can sound extremely nice and right after appears annoying overtone content. It is truly a skill to avoid these tones that should not be there. This waterphone is made from bronze and copper, most are made from stainless steel. In this piece you can hear two varitations of the same. I've recorded it through the modular amp, fixed filter bank and tube reverberation afterwards processed using a voltage controlled delay. 

 

Voices Of The Void 2.2

A tone from the modular synth repeadetly. I added subtle changes throughout. Afterwards I rerecorded the whole through the same reverb signal. The piece can be a meditative purpose.

 

Voices Of The Void - Part 1 (2018) 

A while back I've made similar recordings that where cut to a lathe vinyl. I wanted to make a more proper version with these. The sound that you hear originates mainly by giving friction to a plate with friction mallets. I've recorded it through the echo unit and through a fixed filter bank on the modular system. The piece comes in two variations. Voices Of The Void is dedicated to the spirits.

 
 

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