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Polarity

by Quicksand Project

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1.
Infaustus 05:30
2.
Starlings 02:45
3.
Pi 03:47
4.
Elephant 13:43
5.
6.
Visibility 04:15
7.
Patch 25:23

about

Infaustus (05:30)
Guitars, Bass, Percussion

The title is taken from an article about the consequences of secondary diseases following preventable cases of measles due to anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists.
“Infaust” means unfavourable, often lethal prognosis.

Starlings (02:45)
Guitars, Bass, Keyboards

Inspired by the undulating flight patterns of a murmuration of starlings, as seen through a train window at dusk

Pi (03:47)
Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion

After finding out about compositions that incorporate the number Pi, this piece started as a semi-serious attempt to write my own variation.

Soon, I set a slightly different and more serious goal:
1. The piece should structurally follow the first seven digits of Pi
2. It should work as a coherent and musical piece regardless of this strict structure

It’s up to you to decide if it does.

Elephant (13:43)
Guitars, Bass VI, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion

Initially inspired by fingerstyle guitarist Peter Ciluzzi, this is the closest I’ve come to a solo guitar song on this album. These parts are interrupted by the ever-present eponym.

100 Geisterfahrer (German for “wrong-way driver”) (04:35)
Keyboards, Bass VI

Always consider that you could be wrong.

Visibility (04:15)
Guitars, Bass

The title is inspired by the slow, but steady shift to give up the right to privacy for convenience or an assumed increase of safety.

Patch (25:23)
Guitars, Bass VI, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion

This piece refused to take a conventional form. The first loose ideas were formed in a wooden cabin in the Alps. Over time, more and more parts & variations emerged and the final structure was established.

The title refers to both this structure and the importance of adjusting to setbacks and unforeseen developments.

credits

released April 29, 2020

written, performed and arranged by
Jonas Schweiger

recorded and mixed at home
between February and March 2020

Artwork by Jonas Schweiger

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