Ice Palace (EP)

Studio Notes

Ice Palace is an ambient crystalline ethereal binaural audio experience- composed to conjure the cold vastness of space and the beautiful swirling storms of Jupiter. A 45 minute lush evolving soundscape. A video featuring abstract artwork is available below.

A re-synthesis created from an original 6 minute long source track adding additional harmonics. The original track is available on the Old Stuff album, carrying the same title- Ice Palace

The source had been made as a teenager back in the 1990s, composed via traditional hand-played and sequenced piano recording.

At the time there was not a lot of hardware in the studio- just 1 Roland XP60 keyboard and a PC MIDI interface.

The video for this track features rendered radar data of the Asteroid Bennu, pre-OsirisREX mission based on normalized radar data taken from Earth. This same model of the asteroid went on to become the inspiration for the 2022 track Arisen-X. The link between Jupiter and Bennu is purely gravitational.

Equipment used:

Source Track:

  • Roland XP60 Workstation
  • PC 933Mhz Celeron 1GB
  • Terratec EWX 24/96 Soundcard

Audio Post Production:

  • Paulstretch by Paul Nasca

(15 years later)

Video Production:

  • iPad Pro Luma Fusion
  • Matter iOS
  • Sharpr3D iOS
  • Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen.

Music Video

Cover

Performed By: Redheat

Album UPC: 194171491863

ISRC: ushm21992800

Label: Sonic Soundscapes

Released: 2014-01-01

Year: 2014

Genres: New Age: Ambient, New Age: Space

Moods: Mood: Dreamy

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