Alister Flint – Uchuu [SLNT015]

"Music (...) gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of (...) all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form..”'Uchuu' is a Japanese word for universe. It is about acceleration and regeneration. The album is born a year ago, following a collaborative project to put in music some of the latest scientific facts. However, 'Uchuu' is not about space and cosmos only, but about what surrounds us, and what makes us human. As we are all part of this acceleration and regeneration process, just as much as we are all influenced by it. Sometimes, it's beauty. Sometimes, it gets frightening, unsettling at least. 'Uchuu' is all that, and more, I hope.

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Entropie 0 [05:20]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Endless Fields of Suns [05:31]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Bamboo Forest - part1: Dawn [06:29]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Bamboo Forest - part2: Noon [08:00]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. Warm Space [06:29]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 6. SuperBoku Love [04:17]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 7. Uchuu [10:34]

05 Jul 2010
Bought his first "synth" in the mid-90s, a Yamaha PSR500, which was more an arranger rather than really a synthetiser, Alister stepped into the world of eletronic music after having been heavily influenced by key albums such as Tangerine Dream's Stratosfear or Rubycon , as well as having performed as a techno DJ in free parties in southern France. Late 90s, he bought his first computer equiped with a 16bit soundcard and started to track his first electronic tunes on Fast Tracker, which is more like programming rather than any real play, using all kinds of codes to iunput notes, effects and such. But most of his production at time was techno / trance oriented. Shortly after 2000, the release of a revolutionary daw, Reason, opened a much wider scope of genres and styles, and he started to produce more downtempo, chilled out, groove-based pieces. And it was also the birth of his very humble home studio, with a Yamaha P-80 piano, and a semi-pro Creamware soundcard. With the additions of congas, derbekehh, and more recently, Korg nanoSeries as portable studio, he started to produce and performe live some experimental and ambient pieces. He has done a few collaborations with musicians such as C. Vaisvil in various genres, and opened to all kinds of genres, and artforms, with an expanding interest for microtonal music.