Spectral Hours is Claes Thoren.
Rebecca Ambrose, Markus Kihlen, Andreas Kitzmann, Shumei Liao, Mathias Palmberg, Laxmi Rao, Marcus Ohberg
Hardware: ARP Odyssey, Vermona Mono Lancet, Waldorf NV1, Korg Microkorg, Roland JV-2080,Korg Electribe 2S sampler/sequencer, Doepfer Dark Time sequencer. Software: Logic Pro X, Omnisphere, Arturia Minimoog and Jupiter 8, Reaktor and more. Effects: Polara Reverberation, Boss Delay, distortion and chorus, Fender stratocaster, Epiphone Sheraton 2, and assorted microphones and recording equipment.
Spectral Hours is electronic music from a not too distant future shrouded in secrecy and darkness. The first release visited a science-fiction world of dystopia and paranoia inspired by, among other things, the writings of William Gibson. The second release - "The Neon Dream" is different. Listen for yourself and let me know on the Facebook page what you think! This web page serves as a conduit for stories, images and sounds from a distant, dystopian place known simply as The City.
Each musical fragment and release is a narrative.
The SoundCloud page is the workshop where ideas are formed and moulded, eventually into final releases on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify collected in links at the bottom of the page.
Texts as well as still and moving images will eventually complement the music bringing the full experience to this page.
Watch for it.