Ydd Hwnt y Seren a Llygedin

by Seren Ffordd

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Ydd Hwnt y Seren a Llygedin
Realms Beyond the Stars and Light

This release contains 7 tracks:
The three original tracks from the Umbra release in 2006, a different and extended version of Oort Cloud, a track that was only part developed and 2 longform versions of the album.
The 2 longforms differ in that one has the three original tracks overlapping slightly so there is no gaps. The second has longer gaps than usual between the three pieces. Sometimes when listening I find those silences as important as the music, reflecting the emptiness implied in the album title.
Interstellar was intended to be the track that in the end became Beyond. It contains elements of both Oort Cloud and Beyond, but was too long to be included on the album. It is very slow and minimal, fitting the sense of intergalactic emptiness, where the scientists have discovered huge bubbles of collecting matter and bigger spaces between them.
There are also a number of artwork files – both for jewel case CD covers and some variations of the release on the Umbra label.

The original cover notes were:
Following the release of ‘Stellar Nurseries’ – exploring the birth of our solar system – I found myself drawn to the apparent infinite emptiness between the lights of the stars and galaxies.
As a child I lay for hours staring at the stars, reaching out to touch infinity. I now know the emptiness contains structures so large they give the galaxies their shape, that the stillness is full of unimaginable speeds and movement.
These tracks are what I have distilled from my dreaming in this moment of time and I sense that like the child I once was, I will return again and again to wander in the realms of infinity……

This was my attempt to describe, briefly, the sense of awe and wonder that nature – especially that beyond the boundaries of the earth – has inspired and through that inspiration held my attention over the years. Trying to imagine, comprehend or just be witness to the vastness of the universe somehow makes the strange thing we call daily life on Earth beautiful in its own way and more manageable.

One of the sounds in the second track became the base sound for MooN and started ‘The Martian Chronicles’ collaboration with Oophoi that was released on the Hypnos label.

Ydd Hwnt y Seren a Llygedin was recorded in the Starweb studio between February and June 2006 using a Novation Supernova rack synthesizer, Technics KN1400 keyboard and Korg D-16 portastudio.

I hope you enjoy the music.

credits

released April 29, 2017

Many thanks to Oophoi for supporting me in my music and releasing the album all those years ago.

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Seren Ffordd UK

Seren Ffordd, (Star Road or Way of Stars), has been recording since 2004.
creating mainly soundscapes - which can be light / dark / noisy / strange by using acoustic sounds, effects & synths.
Everything is treated, carved and explored for unusual textures, dissonances, shades – allowing the evolving themes of each track or album to develop.
Occasionally 'music' has actually appeared as well.
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