AAX​-​115 : Variations on a Theme of Keyboards

by Dante Augustus Scarlatti

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    High-bias TYPE II Cobalt cassette C28 in transparent shells with black hand-stamped titles and a green band of ink around spines. Packaged in an anti-static black/clear ziploc with full color art sticker on front and clear sticker on back. Includes download card inside.

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Released as cassette C28
AAX-115 | Edition of 50 copies

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4 tracks of synthesized keyboard strangeness from experimental composer DANTE AUGUSTUS SCARLATTI, ranging from dense & abrasive loops to subdued 8-bit rumblings. Recorded in 2010 as experiments in utilizing a single keyboard but infinite effects, each track focuses on different meditations of tonal variety through the use of vintage/children’s keyboards and their limited sound palettes. Side A employed a tiny, 2-octave children’s keyboard labeled only as a Gran Prix, while Side B was crafted with a vintage Sound City Key Bass, capable only of subsonic non-sustained, bell-like tones. The resulting movements are an amalgamation of sonic timbres and frequency spectrums, flowing from minimalist passages of quiet reserve to drones of maximum amplitude. This collection is an early snapshot of DANTE AUGUSTUS SCARLATTI’s super-sonic compositions to come.



released July 15, 2015


Recorded November 2010 CE at the Owl Cove in Bloomington, Indiana

Music & Packaging by Dante Augustus Scarlatti




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