Between Identity – Transmissions Blue (December 2019)
The latest full length release by Between Identity (Scott Rouse) and the first in a new series of cassette releases titled: Transmissions
“The album features my first recordings after introducing a new synthesiser to my studio, a vintage Roland SH-101 made in 1983.
Each recording on the album started from a repetitive bassline from the SH-101, while additional layers were then built with my Roland Juno-60 (made in 1982) and JX-3P (made in 1983). Everything was captured through my Allen & Heath console also from the 80’s, so you begin to sense a theme…”
“This album is a departure from the workflow of my previous albums and also introduces new vintage equipment to my studio. This includes Roland SH-101 and Juno-60 synthesizers, a Roland MC-505 drum machine and an Alternate Mode DK10 drum pad, which allowed me to use drumsticks to perform many of the rhythm tracks. Everything was multi-tracked through a 1980’s Allen & Heath analog console.
This album consists of the first recordings I made with this new equipment in 2016. It represents the point in time where I was feeling out the new possibilities. With most of the equipment I used being made in the 1980s and 90s, I believe this album has a vintage sound, which gets me closer to the music from my past that has been so influential.”
Born from the same tape reels as Nocturnes, this album features a vintage Roland JX-3P recorded into an AKAI GX-4000D 1/4″ Reel-Reel tape deck. Samples and field recordings were brought in to help tell a story. Lo-Fi Ambient.