A Flame Variations (Live in the Moog Soundlab)

by Colleen

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The music you’ll hear on this EP was recorded in a single afternoon at the Moog Soundlab in Asheville, NC, on November 15th, 2017, towards the end of my North American tour playing my sixth album A flame my love, a frequency, released on October 20th, 2017 on Thrill Jockey Records.
My album made extensive use of two Moogerfoogers (the MF104M Analog Delay and MF105M MIDIMuRF), so I was over the moon when the people at Moog kindly and generously invited me to visit the Moog factory and headquarters and to record a session at their dedicated studio, the Moog Soundlab.
The idea was for me to play a song from the album (I chose “Winter dawn”), and then explore other sounds using 3 more of the soon-to-be-discontinued line of Moogerfoogers.
Since I was not familiar with these other Moogerfoogers, I made a quick decision to use the chord sequences from different songs from the album as starting points (played on the Critter and Guitari Pocket Piano and Septavox, just as on the album), revisiting the songs through a daisychain of MF101 Lowpass Filter, MF102 Ring Modulator, MF103 12-stage phaser and the afore-mentioned MF104M, with the last song also using the CP251 Control Processor.
Moog put the recordings on their Soundcloud and website in August 2018 to mark the end of the production of the Moogerfooger line of products (www.moogmusic.com/news/farewell-moogerfooger), and I’m delighted to now make these recordings fully available in a high quality format: I was and still am amazed at how quickly the songs were transfigured, and I hope you will enjoy this process of transformation too.
Cécile Schott aka Colleen, Barcelona, Spain, 23rd October 2019.

Free or pay-as-you-wish download with accompanying pdf, photos from the session and my visit, and hi-res artwork by Iker Spozio.

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released October 24, 2019

Recorded live in the Moog Soundlab, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, on 15th November 2017.
Recordings made available courtesy of Moog Music Inc.
Artwork and design by Iker Spozio.
Thanks to everyone at Moog and particularly to Emmy Parker, Jason Daniello, Jonna Humphries, and the Moog Soundlab technical crew.

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Colleen Spain

Colleen is multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cécile Schott, releasing music since 2003 on Thrill Jockey, The Leaf Label and Second Language. 6th album A flame my love, a frequency, out October 20th on Thrill Jockey -
100% electronics + voice.
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