Stephen Bacchus played, performed, sound-designed, programmed, and recorded using the following software, hardware, and musical instruments in the creation of this album:
Synthesizers (Hardware): Korg Wavestate Synthesizers (Software): Spectrasonics Omnisphere II; Logic Alchemy, Logic Retro Synth, Logic Sculpture; Arturia Analog Lab 4, Arturia Buchla Easel V, Arturia Synthi V, Arturia Pigments; Korg Wavestation, Korg M1 Samplers (Software): Logic Sampler; iZotope Iris2; UVI World Suite 2 Musique Concrete and Nature Sound field recordings: Zoom H6 Recorder Guitar: Epiphone Les Paul “Standard” electric guitar Percussion: Inuit wave drum on Dreaming in Sanukit
ARTIST’S COMMENT In many ways, this album "taps" into my most distant sound and music memory. What drew me into the world of "aural" art was sound first before music. Intuitively I began to compose in Musique Concrete (the experimental technique of musical composition using recorded sounds as raw material). From there, I expanded into experimental electronic music and modern music (or classical Avant-guard). Sound and Music, for me, have always been vehicles for discovering new realms of the unknown within. "The Memory Tap" as a whole is a reintegration of my earlier sound and music explorations into my overall composer identity.
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The Wildlands (2021 Reissue) Grant Mackay "The WILDLANDS" provides a rare glimpse into the mystery and raw beauty of some of Canada's untamed wilderness regions. This 2021 reissue of "The Wildlands" is also available in a very Limited-Edition (25 copies) factory-pressed and sealed CDr and features new CD disc artwork. Listen on Bandcamp
HIATUS (2020 Release) Digital album only Stephen Bacchus This album gets its title from the hiatus Bacchus would take between albums. During these long breaks, the artist continued to write individual tracks, and now, for the first time, they have been compiled into a full album! A digital-only release, these tracks are available as downloads or streaming exclusively on Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Google Music, and others. Listen on Bandcamp
THE KEEP (2020 Reissue) 10th Anniversary "Keepsake" Collector's Edition Stephen Bacchus In a Limited Edition Digipack CDr (50 copies only!) “The Keep" is a three-decade retrospective spanning the years 1979-2009 of Bacchus' writing career. Carefully curated and remastered by the artist, "The Keep" contains unreleased tracks and showcases the spectrum of his musical styles. This essential release fills in missing gaps in his discography and unlocks "The Keep" of his recording archives that contain some of his earlier works. Buy CD on Bandcamp
CIRCADIA (2018 Release) Special Digipack Limited Edition (Only 100 copies!) Stephen Bacchus Infused with “enhanced” nature sounds, ambient atmospheres, and surprising musical manifestations, this album features eight new tracks. Buy CD on Bandcamp
Born in 1959, Stephen Bacchus has many decades of experience as a composer, producer, and field recordist. He has a large repertoire of best-selling and artistically adventurous albums that he has both authored and produced. Stephen Bacchus, aka Grant Mackay, began working in sound at age nine. MORE
The Wilderness Mysterium, If you travel far enough into the wilderness, you eventually reach a region where you feel the bonds of civilization slowly slip away. Here in the primordial vastness of black spruce forests, kettle lakes, and endless skies, if you listen not with your ears but with your heart, the wilderness will speak to you. The narrative of the land becomes audible. In powerful yet elusive whispers, it tells a tale of timelessness, mystery, and awe, MORE
Stephen Bacchus creates a range of music enjoyed by thousands of fans for its tranquility and peaceful qualities. Using his primary instruments, synthesizers, and samplers, Bacchus combines composed music, nature sounds, and ambient sounds of the outside world to tap into the "sweet spot" where music and sound meet. His music is best described as "ambient melodic." Heartfelt melodies, inventive arrangements, along with lushly ambient backdrops.
When you're looking for a soundtrack for your meditation, yoga, or other relaxing activities, allow Stephen Bacchus to provide the relaxing music for your inner space. Whether you're meditating for holistic health reasons or simply enjoying a relaxing evening alone, the music composed by Stephen is sure to offer you harmony and peace.
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About Stephen Bacchus
For many years, Stephen Bacchus has worked on albums with a number of other well-known artists in the genre, including Steve Roach, Mychael Danna, Tim Clement, Vidna Obmana, Jeff Pearce, Patrick O'Hearn, Bruce Mitchell, and Calverley. Based in Cobourg, Ontario, Stephen has a new album, Hinterland, scheduled for release on CD on 09/22/2016, followed by the digital release on Apple iTunes and streaming on Apple Music in October 2016. During his career, he has released several albums of instrumental music, often combining world music instruments, orchestral instruments, and originally designed synthesizer sounds for each release. As a music producer, Stephen has also worked on several best-selling albums, including Celtic Mysteries, Celtic Destiny, Celtic Sanctity, and The Ambient Expanse.