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This is the third release for Doric and on this mini LP, Doric builts on his analogue rhythm box (the famous KR-55) a short story about alienation in six parts. All related and connected, these six songs describe a day of a daydreamer, forced to cope with routine and the vile, impersonal stage of socializing. This new age of “impersonalization” connecting with others but never quite communicating our wishes and wills, sums up to the title ”So Far, So Near”, a vast misinterprantion of other people's motives, as we are trapped inside our own havens; ourselves. This small personal nightmare, is synthesised with multilayered agility, using a MOOG ROGUE, a SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO ONE and the MACBETH MICROMAC-D. All this obsessive use of analogue equipment has only one purpose: delivering an accurate, minimal but not simple description of Life as a concrete, empty, business transaction, full of unique circuits and paths, noone sees. Overall, this mini LP refers to temper/personality, as an inevitable hideaway of oneself, but yet impossible to maintain, as long as we are bound to norms that regulate superficial relationships. We are far but yet, so near.
ll tracks written/performed/produced by Stathis Leontiadis, 2014-15 in Athens.
Machines: KORG KR-55 AND KR-55B, ROLAND CR78 / Synths: MOOG ROGUE, SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO ONE, MACBETH MICROMAC-D
Edition of 300 numbered copies. Hand silkscreened cover. It includes an insert (26 x 26 cm) and free download code.