"Threshold Lurker"

"Threshold Lurker" [5.8 MB mp3]

Slightly more ambient than usual piece made with a pitched digital delay instrument called "Lurker." This is three "live" performances layered together. Live in the sense of moving virtual knobs or toggling between several semitones of pitch, in real time, recording the results, and then editing. It's "made loud to be played quiet." In many recent tunes have been using mastering "maximizers" for the final mix, but these are just quick fix ways to get the volume up to CD level. I'm not entirely happy with what it's doing to the sound balance but the alternative is a mix that sounds anemic, to my ears. Trying to compromise between concert hall and computer speaker volume is fundamentally insane.

Update, 2013: Replaced with a shorter, re-"mastered" version.