I closed my eyes. I immersed myself in the atmosphere of the time.
I then felt this incessant need for research, this haunting loneliness and also these few more festive moments. Stone, wood, high ceilings, long corridors, footsteps, spiral stairs. I then began to imagine the scientist in his workshop lit by candles and torches, where countless documents of all kinds were lit up. Notes, books, scattered over several long wooden tables, between scientific instruments and tin dishes. Papers, scrolls, they even had some on the ground. Little by little, the shades of my first sound painting seemed obvious, that of paying tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Leonardo's Flight represents this long quest, this haunting dream: the dream of flying. Yes, flying at any cost, merging with birds, touching the sky. This is the first painting on my album, it is the opening of this Renaissance universe, where mysticism, sumptuous lights and unshakeable hopes are mixed.
Helix Pteron is the continuity of this first composition. It is an atmosphere where passion, mystery and drama rub shoulders. She depicts the scientist confronted with these moments of doubt, pain and nostalgia. Flying machines obscured the mind of the scholar. He was the only one who believed in it. The belief that theft is possible for man, an obvious fact for him. It is the music of a fight that the scientist will lead with fervour and strength.
My pictorial universe ends with the bonus Great Nibbio. This superposition of sequential lines symbolizes the ascent, the ascending spiral, the flight towards the coveted celestial. It is an atmosphere filled with hope. The scientist managed to fly, a dream come true.
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." Leonardo da Vinci
released September 20, 2019
💿 Music composed, mixed, performed, mastered, produced by Sequentia Legenda (Laurent Schieber)
🎨 Artwork by Laurent Schieber
🎹 Laurent Schieber plays: Arturia Moog Modular, Arturia Minimoog, Arturia Jupiter 8, Arturia Solina, ARP Odyssey by ElektroStudio, Steinberg Hypersonic, M-Tron Mellotron, Magnus Choir, Gravity-Vocalise by Heavyocity, Atomic Sequencing tool, Mdrummer by Meldaproduction
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Sequentia Legenda shares its own vision of the Berlin School with passion, sensitivity and sincerity. The sound worlds are
an invitation to dream, an immersion, an introspection, a waking look beyond the horizon. It is a return to the sources, a vibratory energy for the listeners who wish to give themselves the time and freedom to enter into resonance....more
supported by 24 fans who also own “CODEX ON THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS”
Some of the most exciting Berlin School electronic music I've heard in recent decades, and this is my favorite. On a par with Michael Hoenig's classic Departure From the Northern Wasteland. Check out the Mixcloud program built around this album. (Love the title's, too!) https://www.mixcloud.com/lowlight/in-sequencer-euphoria-by-paul-asbury-seaman/ Paul Asbury Seaman
supported by 23 fans who also own “CODEX ON THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS”
I'm still buggering Olaf to release the book as an ebook, but I couldn't refrain from getting my hands on the accompanying album in which Michael Brückner does an excellent job in channelling the Schulze spirit ;-) Carsten Pieper