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Dave Ball (Soft Cell) and Jon Savage release soundscape album ‘Photosynthesis’

Out by early October – and ready for ordering now – is a brand new album by Dave Ball (Soft Cell, The Grid) and classical music trained pianist Jon Savage. The duo recorded the ambient experimental album at the Orange Girls Studio.

Photosynthesis” turns out to be a soundscape album created via digital recording and processing of vintage analogue sound sources (in this case the duo used mini Moog, Sequential Circuits, Prophet 5 synthesizers etc.) the piece gradually took shape.

Ball explains how they recorded the material: “We started composing some quasi pop/classical pieces that gradually morphed and evolved into one, hour-long piece. The title ‘Photosynthesis’ was re-appropriated from the botanical process. Sitting in the garden surrounded by trees and plants on a sunny day, the idea of organisms using sunlight to synthesise nutrients from CO2 and water became an inspiration to us. This idea, juxtaposed with mankind’s destruction of the planet through pollution and war gave us the inspiration to compose this soundscape.”

You can order this brand new release already now from this website.