When I first got Sonc Foundry Acid DJ 2.0 mixing program I went nuts! I made some harp tracks with phase shifter pedal,
then through a acoustic simulator pedal, added editing effects, loops backwards. It was just like mixing mud!
Mud too was a very common feature of the Valleys landscape and in the ore refining process as well. If you are old enough
to remember the first Star Trek Series there was a episode called "I Mudd". The main character was this guy that
had a planet with all these women and men robots to follow his every whim. At the end he ended up with many copies of Stella,
his shrew of a wife coming after him. Paradise can become hell sometimes.
When playing these short tracks hit the "REPEAT OPTION" on your player and let them loop around your head a
Listen to Sonic Mudd
Elephant Dance is just a fun little thing to listen to that's all! It's 1.4 meg a little better quality
Listen to Elephant Dance
This next instumental free form Bass Guitar piece I call "Still Birth".
is a conception of the theme(s) I hope to present as this project grows and developes.
Prospectors and settlers
moved onto the virgin native landscape. The sound of horses hooves, wagon, paddle wheels and the rumble of railroad trains
on the steel rails began to disturb the land, water and air.
Miners picks and shovels began to dig into the earth.
The creek beds became murky. Drills prodded into the bedrock. Then dynamite summoned the charge to a ceasless labor of plunder.
The earth gave no sound back in return. No defense was held. The pounding, blasting, droning mechanical pulses were absorbed.
The energy unleashed by the miners was born of greed and personal gain with no thought for return.
These men were not
using the earth to provide what it had intended to give us like those who had dwelled on it in years gone past. For life giving
things. Food, pure water and shelter.
Instead it was a "Still Birth".
Still Birth Uncut unedited version
Still Birth Remix
Sonic Metallurgy music composed by Jim Larson former resident of Kellogg, Idaho