A Sea Called Solaris

by Benedict Roff-Marsh

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about

Written quite quickly in 1999, mostly using an early softsynth called "Dream Station" using my free-form method. The theme is based on the wonderfully eerie feelings from the book "Solaris" by Stanislaw Lem.

There have been several interpretations of this story in film but sadly none have come close to the amazing, otherworldly, claustrophobic and often chilling vibe that runs through the book. This music seeks to find those feelings and I think does fairly well, with moments of beauty, moments of disquiet and a few that are pure chalk on blackboard or dentist's drill.

This album will always be special to me for achieving these feelings,

The music for this album is in Mono. This was done to allow it to all fit on one CD (as data) in the time before digital music was practical for all. I don't think it would benefit from any kind of artificial stereo treatment.

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released December 1, 1999

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Benedict Roff-Marsh Brisbane, Australia

I bought my first keyboard in 1988 and set about learning how it worked as I had always loved music. I was working as a sound engineer in a studio and figured that knowing how to program the synths would be a good skill. I ended up making my own music as well as the sounds.

After around 25 years and around three times that many albums this is the music that I make. It is my style.
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