CJ MIRRA - FUSA (stereo version)

CLR8004 - june 2016

This is a special release. Fusa was originally written and mixed for the binaural compilation Space Trix Vol. 1 but has now been reworked into standard stereo. It is still gently propelled by a recording of a cat purring, captured with in-ear microphones resting on the feline's belly. The stems were made public and scattered to friends and family to remix. From of all the inventive submissions we received the stand-out is Angels In The Architecture's 15 minute jazz-tipped odyssey. Read some inspiring word from the producer below.  Listen to both tracks below while staring out over the Fusa multiverse window [best viewed on desktop browsers] created by Aves.   



Angels In The Architecture sent through these words on his remix: 

" Largely an exploration of the materialisation of sounds in space; an investigation of the potential for depth and dimension of disparate musical elements. Natasha Barrett once said that ‘sound and space are inseparable’, a point echoed by Durand Begault who stated, ‘there is no such thing as non-spatial hearing’.

Many of us are perhaps not fully aware of the sonic journey we undertake as we move through multiple environments throughout the day; corridors, chambers, caverns, avenues, forests, spaces inside and out. It was this idea that reverberated through my head as I approached the piece of music that eventually became ‘sola con fusa’.

At its heart a double-stopped double-bass riff; composed to be expansive in both vertical and horizontal dimensions, allowing space for real-time granular processing and larger-than-life reverberation. The rest of the magic arrived as I began incorporating elements of CJ Mirra’s Fusa. I was brutal but lucky with my selection of core material and as each element entered it seemingly serendipitously slotted into its new sound world. 

Layer upon layer of analogue synths, CR78 beats, live drums and found sounds were spun in in a predominantly improvised fashion, all live, never quantised, mellifluously melded together then subjected to further dimensional and spatial manipulation.

I wanted the journey the listener takes to be open and far reaching, a subliminal travelogue through unchartered space; following its nose as if reinforcing the countless adages and proverbs about the journey being the poorer relative of the destination." Angels In The Architecture, June 2016