Palindrome

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This EP is a phonetic palindrome. It will sound exactly the same when played in reverse. As such, the second half of the EP is the reverse of the first half, and vice versa. This is reflected in the tracklist, which is also palindromic.
A broad palette of sounds has been used, from acoustic instrumentation to synths, white noise and found sound. The music varies from ethereal ambience to cut electronic beats and psychedelic noise pulses.
When composing the music for this EP I became more aware of how the context of sounds can change how we perceive them - the preceding moments of any given segment of music frames that which follows it. The different directions in which this music plays does not necessarily always sound like the mirror of its counterpart; rising melodies become descending melodies, crescendos become diminuendos and rhythms take on new grooves.
This has been a very time consuming project - it is incredibly difficult to makes sounds work in both temporal directions without sounding like 'backwards music'.

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released February 2, 2014

All music written, recorded & played
by Simon Langdon 2011-2014

Instrumentation:
piano, keyboard, electric guitar, electric bass, erhu
mandolin, finger cymbals, monotribe, volca beats,
ICA Synth, motors, sewing machine, feedback,
found sounds, sine waves, soft synths & noise.

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