Synaesthesia

R52A Synaesthesia
Mark Sheeky
2020

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Track listing
1. Space Infinity (02:33)
2. The Runner (06:11)
3. Safe House (00:59)
4. Interference (02:24)
5. Refuge (03:42)
6. Termination (04:43)
7. Waltz of the Ghosts (04:09)
8. The Journey (00:27)
9. Resurrection (04:10)
10. Islands of Memory (03:40)
11. Epitaph (02:24)

About this album
Synaesthesia is an electronic concept album. This was my first serious attempt at an album sized composition, and was primarily influenced in style by Jean-Michel Jarre albums such as Magnetic Fields, Rendez-vous, and Chronologie.

The music tells the unconscious story of a journey, from the vast blackness of space, through life, energetic and peaceful, through fantastical worlds to death and beyond. The music is a rich and melodic sound-scape that has to power to transport you to another world.

This is the fourth version of this album which was composed, and recorded for the first time, in July 1999. In 2002 I resequenced most of the album using the first incarnation of my music software, NoiseStation. This version was remastered and released digitally in 2015.

In 2020 I decided to resequence the entire album with my latest technology, looking to the original 1999 version to capture its feelings and images to produce the best version of this, my opus one. By 2020 my music and art had changed enormously, but one thing remained, a music based on a journey of images; an odyssey of synaesthesia.