Sometimes articles create a sort of unplanned and unexpected narrative. This is certainly the case with the latest series of Chosen Waves. Some time ago I posted about Ruper Lally’s ambient-imbued album Day One. In the interview I asked him about his opinion on the current trend of making dance-oriented music with the modular and he admitted to be quite interested in it:
I’d like to try stuff like that myself, especially now that I have the 4MS QCD and the Dinky’s Taiko
Apparently the interview did act as an igniting spark for his creativity, because while I was working on the following articles (with Nedavine and Moritz, both very techno-oriented albums), he contacted me saying that, in the meantime, he had experimented with a track that was heavily beat-oriented.
So here is this track, named Solitary Pleasures, and here’s what Rupert tells us about its making:
It’s the closest I’m ever going to get to a “minimal techno” track. The rhythm track was done live in one take with the modular: Peaks did the kick and the hats were Peaks through Ripples in Bandpass mode. The snare/noise percussion is ALM busy circuits Dinky’s Taiko and the Glitchy Toms/Synth Percussion is Braids in Meta mode. Everything is clocked from the 4MS QCD and all the sources are mixed in the Malekko MIX 4 and from there into Clouds.
The bass is the Roland Juno 106, in unison mode played live and the arp and high lead lines are from the Roland AIRA System 1 with the Promars plug out with the arp being sequenced by the AIRA’s internal sequencer…