NOTE: This is one of the pieces from an ongoing psychedelic/ambient video project "Sibyl".
This project "Sibyl" was inspired in part by the spirit of 1970's progressive rock concept albums, ancient Greek mythology, and shamanic ritual. It will consist of several short videos. Each piece will be autonomous, albeit part of a greater whole. The final number of videos and the total length is still to be determined. Each video in the series will be released as it is completed.
All pieces will be directed and produced by Yoshi Sodeoka. Music will be composed in collaboration between Yoshi Sodeoka and Daron Murphy.
an excerpt from the audio-visual experience being released on Brainfeeder 7.26.2011.
Fields is not so much an album as it is an evolving A/V experience, an environment that leans more in the direction of Steve Reich-inspired minimalism than towards the beat-heavy territory that Strangeloop explored prior in his cult A/V release 2010 : [or] How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Technological Singularity. Fields is in some ways a continuation of 2010, the story of the AI deity, now waking up enlightened, made of fields of anenome-like information.
Known mostly for his live visual executions accompanying an unending list of artists including Amon Tobin, Flying Lotus, 12th Planet and most of the Brainfeeder roster, Strangeloop explores new lush and organic visual worlds in his latest release, available both for purchase and as a part of an interactive A/V experience online.
Inspired by an experience while in an altered state of consciousness, Strangeloopheard a composition which he tried to recreate directly after, resulting in afluctuating subliminal epic in three sprawling and unique movements: 1. Plants Inside 2. Ghostlinesand 3. Becoming Fields. The three tracks correspond to three movements within a psychedelictrip, of initial birth/constellation, then death/dissolution, then finally a transcendental union of both.
The release features additional synth work by Strangeloop's longtime friend, collaborator and fellow Brainfeeder, Austin Peralta, as well as sparse vocal revelations by Singapore-based vocalist Vanessa Fernandez and Portland-based vocalist Anna Gariby. The album was mastered by Daddy Kev and features visual collaborations with artists Gavin Gamboa,Ben Olsen, and Singapore based Brandon Tay.