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Stealing The Sun - now released!

Well, it's been a long road from March 2009 when I started this project but Stealing The Sun is finally released. Cheers!

The CD and Digital Album is currently available through carbon111.bandcamp.com - CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon will soon follow.



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Stealing The Sun is the album I've been wanting to make for the last ten years. Filled with a wide spectrum of synth textures and embellished by my voice, it's an exploration of epiphany and change viewed through the lens of modern electronic pop.

Diverse elements like the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, Native American traditions and Greek mythology combine into something strange, personally engaging, and hopefully "greater than the sum of its parts"
The CDs turned out really nice! :D





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Silver Thread - Ensoniq Fizmo and Waldorf Q provide backing pads, Korg Oasys is bass and string sounds while Digidesign's Boom provides percussion.

Breathing Machinery - Korg Oasys does Piano and Wave Sequencing, Weird Pads are NI's Absynth and, except for some clickety bits from Digidesign's "Boom", all the Drum Sounds and Rhythm Beds were done in NI's Absynth as well.

Subterranean Bathers - Ensoniq VFX is the voxy pad, Korg Oasys is piano, drums and everything else.

The Initiation - Lead Drones are from the SCI Prophet 600, Piano is Nord Stage, Pads are provided by Nord Wave, and Metallic Stabs and Drums are Korg Oasys.

Luna - The Nord Stage is on "distorted lead", Nord Wave on "grungy Santur" and Oasys on drums and "ambiance".

Walden - Waldorf Microwave XT is synth lead, Nord Stage is all pianos, Absynth4 and Alchemy provide ambient beds and Korg Electribe ES-1 is drums.

Stealing The Sun
- All pianos and synth sounds are Nord Stage, drums are Korg Electribe ES-1.

The Big Room - Sync lead is Nord Wave, Grungy synth organ is Nord Stage, Pads are Korg Oasys and Drums are Digidesign's Boom.

Strangeness - Drums are provided by Korg Electribe ES-1, everything else is Waldorf Q.

No Time - All sounds provided by the Korg Oasys.

Full lyrics are available here: Stealing The Sun

CD purchases come with a free instant download. The entire album can be listened to here: Carbon111
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nice one
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Walden - Waldorf Microwave XT is synth lead, Nord Stage is all pianos, Absynth4 and Alchemy provide ambient beds and Korg Electribe ES-1 is drums.
sounds very similar to other song!
cant remember...
david bowie?
Chemical Brothers?
Art of Noise?
Simply Red?

sooner or later you are gonna be called by a lawyer with the answer!
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sounds very similar to other song!
cant remember...
david bowie?
Chemical Brothers?
Art of Noise?
Simply Red?

sooner or later you are gonna be called by a lawyer with the answer!
How do you suppose?
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nice one
GB rating: 4 thumbs up
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High praise, Beers!

Thanks!
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sooner or later you are gonna be called by a lawyer with the answer!
It's just me, Man. Got the scratch files to prove it.

...thanks for the back-handed compliment though.
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Congratulations James.

Will buy a cd kthxby.
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Nice job. Bet it feels good to have that finished.

Not really my style, but there are elements I like in it.
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High praise, Beers!

Thanks!
hey i didn't tell you what the MAXIMUM thumbs up score is
is it 4?
5?
10?
1,000,000?

MWHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAA

ps, it sounds like something i've heard by:

4 unrelated, unconnected, random artists.


no but seriously, congrats. great effort.
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Just finished listening.

..and very much enjoyed it!

My favourite track was No Time and the title track. I particularly liked the rhythm/sounds as I did on Diametro's recent album. Some quality programming there. The strong use of the Waldorfs went well with the Numanish vocals. A very interesting, refreshing and haunting collection.

Bravo good Sir! thumbsup
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Couldn't take a listen yet, but congratulations for completing such a task and holy whatthe****: I really, really, really love the artworks, the only thing I could find not that attractive is the layout of the backside.
It looks so lovely, I would even buy one if I couldn't stand the music.
Thanks a lot, you prove once again that there is more about a CD than the acutal recording pressed on a slowly dying digital medium. Sigh, I'll stop now and will comment on the music later. I really love it. Seriously.

All the best!
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@Rusty - That's the spirit!

@Oli - You bet! It's been a long road from there to here.

@Beers - I was hoping for 4/5...but any praise is good praise.

@Flat - Thanks, Man!

@Fenfire - Thanks!
The cover is one of my drawings:

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Yes!
Stealing The Sun is on iTunes now!
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All tracks in this CD indeed are very good. I really like you melodic stuff and your singing has fit in quite well with the sounds. The melancholy reminds me of a lot of artists I grew up with that were from the 70s including Pink Floyd. I don't know why, but it reminds me of that sometimes... which I believe is a very good thing.

Here's to your success, Carbon111. You are very talented and one of the nicest guys on the internet, so I'd be very glad to see you succeed.
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just took a quick listen and very laid back/low key. Like the singing also. Sounds very pro.
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Wow! Most appreciated, Guys! I'm humbled.
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BTW - As I mentioned on my blog on Sunday, I'm doing a random drawing from the first batch of CD sales to give away some swag I've got laying around. There's a shoulder bag, a clock and five T-shirts:



...don't worry, I'm keeping the one I'm wearing.
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Well done James! Just about to curl up with a book, and listen to the album. I imagine if its anything like your other releases, its going to be fantastic!



Cheers!!!


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wtf, it's possible to make music without analog synths????

Checking the samples out now thumbsup
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sounds very similar to other song!
cant remember...
david bowie?
Chemical Brothers?
Art of Noise?
Simply Red?

sooner or later you are gonna be called by a lawyer with the answer!
And the lawyer will say "Right Said Fred!"
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I like this style of music... do you find that there is a large or small market for this style of music?
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Thanks for the props everybody, it means a lot!

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Well done James! Just about to curl up with a book, and listen to the album. I imagine if its anything like your other releases, its going to be fantastic!
This one is very "pop". Sorta.

The next project is going to be another long-form modular synth project like "Touch" and "Lost Terrain" were. The tentative title for this forthcoming one is "Eikōn"

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wtf, it's possible to make music without analog synths?
...but not without lots of analog outboard! (FWIW my SCI Prophet 600 and Roland Juno 60 did make appearances on the album.)

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I like this style of music... do you find that there is a large or small market for this style of music?
Well, I consider this "pop" so yes. We'll see I guess.
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BTW - as of right now, all current CD orders have shipped!
(Wanted to get everything out before the holiday)

Thanks again everybody!

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