Pre-orders Have Begun for Robert Scott Thompson’s Massive Album “As First Star Wakes, She Wanders There”
As First Star Wakes, She Wanders There is a pean and homage to the myths and legends of East Antrim, Northern Ireland, my ancestral home. The title refers to the Grey Lady, the stunningly beautiful apparition clothed in the fragrance of bergamot, who traverses the mists of the Dark Hedges of Gracehill at twilight.
The recording is presented in two parts. Disc 1 is conceived as one chapter of the work and is more in the realm of classical ambient, while Disc 2 is more expansive and includes pieces that move a bit farther afield. There are points of contact between the two parts though they are somewhat disparate and intended to function independently in conception.
Various modular synthesizers were used (ARP 2600, VCV, AKS, etc.); also notable is the role of now antique analog synthesizers such as the original Sequential Prophet 5 from 1981. Complementing the sound sources, layers of resonant sound processing, using various approaches to multiband sound analysis and resynthesis, aided the development of textures.
Robert Scott Thompson: As First Star Wakes, She Wanders There will be released on Nov. 26th on dual disc in six panel wallets as well as all digital formats. This epic sonic journey is worth everyone’s time and support.