DOMINION – Where Muses Dwell LP
A1 Into The Arena
A2 The Temple Crumbles
A3 Orphans Of The Empire
A4 Narcissus At The Pool
A5 Where Muses Dwell
B1 Sequencer’s Song
B2 Ad Infinatum
B4 Theoretical Plane
” This album came together quickly in 1985. It began as experiments in learning how to use some of the new technology that I had gotten: the Sampler (Ensoniq Mirage). I was deeply engrossed in its functions and capabilities. It seemed to be endless in what it could do and sound like. It could create rhythmic structures within the sound design. It could warp and mutate sounds as they were played. These were still relatively new concepts in music production at that time. I wanted to try them all. I used this approach to all my music-making equipment. It was my way of exploring the possibilities they had.
Generally, I was thinking cinematically. The music was a form of cinema. It was telling a story that I saw visually. For example: For the piece “Narcissus at the Pool” I saw a figure on the bank of a pond, looking at his reflection in the water. In order to affirm that image, I recorded some water dripping in my bath tub. The sound of dripping water became the foundation of the song.
First-time ever vinyl edition, mastered from the original demo tape by Ruud Lekx. Includes insert with liner notes by Andrew Szava-Kovats himself. 400 copies made.