Indian Summer Sky
Du Bist Mein Süßes Heimat
This recording witnesses my first live contact with you after the lockdown times in Italy.
I knew it would be impossible to do a synthpop show complying with social distancing rules, so I decided to do an improvised ambient set and to call it #ionosphere, as an expanded version of a three-minute song with the same name I had written a couple of months before and never performed live yet.
The Ionosphere is a layer of the Earth's atmosphere which at night changes its electro-chemical properties allowing certain frequencies of radio communication over a great range: I thought it was a good metaphor to express a need of contact and nearness.
After three days of rehearsals in my home studio I decided what my starting points were, but I didn't want to have any idea of which destination these sounds would have taken me to.
A vocoderized haiku was the only written part.
All I knew was the machines' capabilities and the methods to control them, also allowing some electrical noises playing a significant role in the layers creation. Just the sounds in my hands to explore the dream. And a bit of courage, of course. Welcome to the #ionosphere.
released August 11, 2020
Performed live by Eugene at Klang (Rome, 28th June 2020)
All parts were improvised except for the song “Ionosphere” (from 39’07” to 42’28”) written by Eugene
Recorded by Michele Papa. Engineered by Eugene at Ground Control. Mastered by Fabrizio De Carolis at Reference (Rome)
Machines: Moog Mother 32, Moog The Rogue, Moog Theremini, Novation K-Station, Novation Mininova, Arturia MicroFreak,Arturia DrumBrute Impact, Simmons SDS200, Teenage Engineering PO35 Speak, Dreadbox Hypnosis, Boss RE20,Digitech StudioQuad, Yamaha EMP100.
No computer, no midi sync, no pre-sampled noises
Art direction / sleeve design: Stargazers Inc. / Eugene logo design: Daniele Nonne
Front cover photography: Great Zoltar / Inlay photography: Claire Lyndon
Thankyous: Claire (my gift from outer space), Cristiano Latini+Marco Bonini+Michele Papa+Fulvio Vitale and the Klang staff for making me feel at ohm sweet ohm, Gianclaudio H. Moniri, Paolo Cavallari, Patrizio Porri for precious advice,Midiware, Milk Audio Store, all the people who came to the show and you who are now enjoying these sounds
Electronic pop artist, producer, remixer and soundtrack composer.
Since the beginning of his career he's
been collaborating to a countless number of live and studio projects in Italy, UK and USA, ranging from the underground scene to mainstream.
His most recent works have been released on Wall Of Sound, Discipline and Kronos labels...more