Korg Electribe EMX, microKORG, Novation Mini Nova recorded live on All Saints Day 2015.
This music started life as drums and bass lines for The Golden Triangle back in 2013. My collaborator didn't like it and I thought it might make a good sound track for the old version of this video [ https://www.youtube.com/wat...
]. As the lead-line was just a quick bodge-up just to indicate "you stick your bits in here", I was never really that happy with it. I've been working on better versions in my live set for the last couple of years [ https://youtu.be/ZQer4NT8Yf...
] and what you hear here is the results of that. I've always seen myself as a knob-twiddler rather than a real musician so when (more by luck than judgement) I come up with a good tune, I'm always really pleased. As well as that, I try to give my synth programs a bit of a life of their own by adding more-or-less random elements to them (if you're interested in the technical jibber-jabber, comment below - it's too many words for the video description and probably quite boring ;) ) and I love the way my microKORG did a great ending to this recording "all on it's own".
A friend of mine who is an artist was asked if she could re-paint this statue of Jesus to make it look more European. Who knows why it was so dark in the first place and who are we to question the owners motivations for wanting to change it (for the record they were a very nice Indian, Catholic couple)... Anyway, I saw it standing in the studio and I was taken my how "Persian" it looked to me which got me thinking about the various scolars who have linked the development of Christianity and Islam to the Persian Zoroastrian and Mithraic religions and I muttered to myself "That's not Jesus, it's Ahura Mazda" and I asked if I could shoot some video of it.
And here we are... A second look at my light hearted but hopefully not too irreverent hymn to Ahura Mazda.