Shoreline

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Montauk is located at the tip of the South Fork peninsula of Long Island, New York. This rather small tourist spot features a lighthouse, parks, fishing, boating and local restaurants. Thinking back on a recent visit there I remember standing near the end of a long stretch of rocks bombarded with gusts of humid wind, far from the shore overlooking the vast horizon of water, boats, and other parts of the forest green peninsula. Here I was faced with existential thoughts, not uncommon when surrounded by a picturesque natural setting. The moss-covered rocks beneath my feet had seen generations go by while the seagulls that surrounded me have lived but a fraction of my life. All things around shared a brief moment of time without any connection other than a temporal scene of natural harmony. "Shoreline" represents the temporal scene of random happenings accompanied by thoughts of isolation and insignificance. This lengthy and dark score actually began with a simple synth loop running through a modular filter I was debating to sell (an MOTM 440 VCF). Pleased with the sound of the loop I instinctively added more elements, layer upon layer which ultimately led me to hit record, not realizing it would end up being one of my lengthiest single tracks to date.
"Shoreline Processed" is an earlier recording of the title track which was abruptly terminated as I felt the need to make a new start. Once "Shoreline" was recorded and completed I decided to go back to the brief piece and process it as a companion for this release.
This recording was created via 5U modular gear, a Vermona DRM drum synth, and post-processing via Propellerhead's Reason software.

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released August 7, 2017

Music by Rimas Campe
Cover art by Rimas Campe
(c) 2017 alternating.bit music

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