Analog Exploration of a Curiosity Cabinet is our second album released on December 2018.

1 Overture 4:36
2 Funkytar 7:39
3 Digi Door 5:19
4 A New Start 6:43
5 Airplane 7:37
6 Rack Time 8:57
7 Micron Phone 7:25
8 Entourloop 2:52
9 Amélie Requiem 4:58
10 Slowneliness 6:43
11 Violins Rain 6:35
12 Odd Syn 11:34
13 A New Start (Instrumental) 6:43

This album is our first publication on streaming platforms under the Freaksville records label (December 20th 2019).

01 Overture
Creation Date : 01-08-18
Finishing Date : unknown

  • Instruments : OP-1, Novation MiniNova, Korg Z1, Cubase
  • Samples : 2001 l’Odyssée de l’Espace ‘Open the Pod HAL’
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : Esynth dreamed of doing something with one of his favourite movie "2001: A Space Odyssey". It is now done!

02 Funky Guitar (Funkytar)
Creation Date : 01-05-18
Finishing Date : 01-10-18

  • Instruments : Roland D50, Yamaha EX7, Waldorf µQ, Novation MiniNova Cubase, GrooveAgent 4, HALion Symphonic Orchestra, Triebwerk, hALion 6, Padshop, The Grand 3
  • Samples : Brass Riff, Guitar Loop, Disco Crow
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : This track combines 2 distinct ideas :
(1) one song with a disco/funky guitar riff, something like Daft Punk did in ‘Get Lucky’ and
(2) a track based on the Absolute 3 VST from Steinberg we just acquired.
All finally ends up in one single track instead of two. Okay, the guitar sample is a bit tweaked and does no longer really sounds funky... Only the title remains...

03 Digi Door
Creation Date : 01-03-18
Finishing Date : 01-09-18

  • Instruments : Waldorf µQ, Alesis Micron, Novation MiniNova Cubase, GrooveAgent 4
  • Samples :
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : a former composition from Esynth taken out from the boxes and revisited the "EdiptiX" way.

04 New Start
Creation Date : 01-07-17
Finishing Date : 01-09-18

  • Instruments : Novation MiniNova Cubase, GrooveAgent 4, Hypnotic Dance, HALion 2, Halion Sonic SE
  • Samples :
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : Esynth
  • Vocal : VicomtiX
Anecdote : yet another former composition from Esynth taken out from the boxes and revisited the "EdiptiX" way. The most joyfull and optimist track of this album.

05 Airplane
Creation Date : 01-05-18
Finishing Date : 01-10-18

  • Instruments : Novation MiniNova, Waldorf µQ Cubase, GrooveAgent 4, HALion 6
  • Samples : Surdo, Tenor Drum
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : a track symbolizing an airplane journey: from take-off to landing we hover in physical and virtual synthesizers with a small tribal touch.

06 Rack Time
Creation Date : 01-06-18
Finishing Date : 01-10-18

  • Instruments : Syncussion DMR-1, Arturia MiniBrute, Novation MiniNova Cubase, GrooveAgent 4, HALion 6
  • Samples :
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : the initial title 'Ragtime' was inspired by a piano track. It turned into 'Rack Time' as we use the 'rack' synthesizers of Esynth. Thank you Waldorf!

07 Micron Phone
Creation Date : 01-02-18
Finishing Date : 01-10-18

  • Instruments : Alesis Micron, Novation MiniNova, Waldorf µQ, DSI Evolver Cubase, GrooveAgent 4, HALion Sonic
  • Samples :
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : the title of this track is derived from the main instrument used to compose it: the Alesis Micron, last acquisition of Esynth. Let's use it as long as it works!

08 Entoureloop
Creation Date : 01-06-18
Finishing Date : 01-10-18

  • Instruments : Boss RC-505 Cubase, GrooveAgent 4
  • Samples :
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : yet some samples stored in the RC-505.…recorded during a jam (who knows when?). We are not going to throw them away, especially when they produce this little heady track.

09 Amélie Requiem
Creation Date : 01-07-18
Finishing Date : 01-09-18

  • Instruments : Roland D50, Korg Z1 Cubase, GrooveAgent 4, HALion 6, Dark Planet
  • Samples : FX
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : yet another former composition from Esynth taken out from the boxes and revisited the "EdiptiX" way. But who is Amélie? A former love conquest of Esynth? A fantasy? Amélie Nothomb? Amélie Poulain? Nobobdy? A coincidence? It doesn't really matter, she is now honoured by her requiem. Rest in peace!

10 Slowneliness
Creation Date : 01-01-18
Finishing Date : 01-02-18

  • Instruments : Boss RC-505, Roland GAIA SH-01, Roland D50, Yamaha EX7, Arturia MninBrute Cubase, GrooveAgent 4
  • Samples : N/A
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : this track is our version of 'Vice et Versa' from Taxen 200 (Les Inconnus)... well, not anymore. We started with the idea to make a cover of that song but, when warming up on the machines, we recorded a few loops on the RC-505 recently bought by Esynth. We later on wrap them up into beats (we had to try the GA-4 for the first time). This track is the first one we composed for this album.

11 Violins Rain
Creation Date : 01-07-18
Finishing Date : 01-10-18

  • Instruments : Waldorf Streichfett, Novation MiniNova, Roland D50 Cubase, HALion Sonic
  • Samples : Distant thunder, Heavy thunder, Light Rain, Rain Droplets
  • Music : EdiptiX
  • Lyrics : N/A
  • Vocal : N/A
Anecdote : yet another former composition from Esynth taken out from the boxes and revisited the "EdiptiX" way. A track with sounds recollecting the barbarian organ or the universe of the circus and the fairgrounds from the beginning of the 20th century. We don't know which creature cries in the darkness.
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