James Lumb’s Sonic Diary Singles
Artist: Electric Skychurch
Title: James Lumb’s Sonic Diary Singles
Catalog #: CYBER1022
The original mixed album “Sonic Diary” released in 2001, continues to set an example of what an electronic music album can be. Although the album was made from personal recordings collected over a long period of time, the final production week of the project was interrupted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The entire record was arranged and mixed in the days following. “Sonic Diary” was not about 9/11, but it was a product of the time and culture that led up to that day, was affected by that day, and had one foot on each side of the divide.
“Sonic Diary Singles” are the individual, unmixed tracks from “Sonic Diary” for DJ’s, audio purists, or anyone who appreciates good songs. The tracks stand alone, and in some cases have parts that don’t appear on the continuously mixed version of the record, or have different beginnings and endings. The singles collection features unmixed, unaltered high fidelity master recordings, including the bonus track “Silver Froth” as well as three “unaltered” singles “Crickets” and “The Unraveling Thread” (which appear as “A Plague of Locusts” on the mixed version of “Sonic Diary”) and “Full Moon Generator” which appears in the feature film “Pi”. “Sonic Diary Singles” was produced using three-dimensional audio techniques, in order to get a sense of movement through distinct timeframes, space, and emotional states.
Some press quotes about the “Sonic Diary” album:
“This is the most beautiful, challenging electronic LP I’ve heard since the Orb’s debut.”
– Darren Ressler – Editor, Mixer Magazine
“James Lumb has earned a reputation as one of the leading producers of electronic music in the world today, and after ten years of creating electronica, Electric Skychurch is still going strong.”
– Electronic Musician Magazine
What people are saying about the new album Sonic Diary Singles:
“The pieces generate tunes that deliver more than the sum of their parts, a mark of cunningly skillful composition.”
– Sonic Curiosity
“Like the unravelled threads of a greater whole – these pieces are beautiful in themselves.”
– Morpheus Music