*In process of stocking* Richard Scott writes 'Although there is always some kind of calculated programming aspect to working with analogue synthesisers, these compositions were created as much by playing as by programming. For the most part my intention here was to explore what Jo Hyde calls an ensemble approach to analogue synthesis. My interest was to retain something of the feeling and sensation of playing in an group – with its simultaneity of voices and events and a coexistence of multiple lines suggesting distinct musical roles and instrumental characteristics. This also involved nodding towards referential and “acoustically viable” approaches to sound design, rather than, on one side mimicking of specific ensemble roles, or on the other pure sonic abstraction. The sonic proposition here is rather to shape a kind of plausibility of sounds and ensembles; of instrumental lines and relationships that, regardless of whether they actually exist in any known acoustic reality or not, might somehow exist in some dimension not-entirely-unrelated-to our own.'
The instruments used on this recording are mostly analogue and modular synthesisers: Hordijk Modular, Serge Modular, Buchla 200, EMS Synthi A, various Eurorack modules, Buchla Thunder midi controller, Oberheim Xpander, Clavia Nord Micro Modular, CataRT and Max/MSP, Rob Hordijk Blippoo boxes and Benjolin, saxophone and percussion.