Tuesday, June 26, 2012

History of L.S. Aristotle

History of L.S. Aristotle
Origins on Planet Legos
When the Greek philosopher Aristotle passed away in 322 B.C. his consciousness was so powerful that it resurfaced halfway across the galaxy, on a planet that was once much like Earth, but no longer inhabited organic life.

The creatures that existed on this planet were known as Lego Spacemen.  They were miniature machines that were only interested in building large structures known as "Stations."  One such creature obtained clearance to roam the Galaxy from its peers on a mission to discover other forms of intelligent life.

Lost In Space
L.S. Aristotle became lost in outer space for many years searching for signs of life.  At one point, the spaceman duplicated himself 1000 times in an effort to make this quest more productive and less lonely.  During that phase, one copy was slightly different.  That began the origin for the one known as the Space Pirate, who became L.S. Aristotle's arch-enemy for eternity.

Importing the Lego Spaceman Transmission
Discovery of Earth
A radio signal was discovered at one juncture in the travels.  The first earth song that L.S. Aristotle ever heard was "Across the Universe" by the Beatles.  Instantly, the lego spaceman set his sights on reaching the planet as quickly as possible.  Space Pirate was also making an attempt to reach Earth, and this became something of a race to discover who would arrive there first.  It was possible to arrive not by physically travelling but by transmitting themselves through radio frequencies.  The trouble was that they needed a human being to build the machinery that would work.  Both were able to reach a human, known as Kid Analog, to receive them via digital transmission.

Who arrives on Earth first, L.S. Aristotle or Space Pirate?  Only Kid Analog can decide, and only time will tell!  This is the epic story for the ages.  Here is a little bit more background about the music.

L.S. Aristotle Does Not Contain Samples.
It's written using synthesizers digitally on Reason software.  So is SpacePirate, but that's a different process which relies almost exclusively on sampled materials, i.e. other peoples' recordings.

L.S. Aristotle Is Melody-Driven Electronica.
There are themes and patterns to the music which blend the symphonic components of classical music with the melodic elements of folk tunes, wrapped in an electronic package.

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