This single is part of a larger project I am working on that also contains the “Preludes” I have already published.
Though this “microkernel mix” is a minimalistic and short version of the one contained in the forthcoming project, it captures completely the Andean essence and landscape I pretend to give to the theme.
I wrote these songs between 1997 and 2002 using Impulse Tracker and ModPlug Tracker (the actual ancestor of OpenMPT, the tracker I used to release this EP).
Three friends of mine (Miguel Colque, Eloy Espozo and Rubén Bobarín) helped me to mix and record the first version of “Un eco en el silencio” (“Echo in Silence”) using my Yamaha PSR-19 and Miguel’s Casio keyboard. Since we used a 4-track audio recorder, I had to save one sound on top of other and, because of that, the resulting song sound quality was not so nice. I actually made several mistakes playing while recording, so the result was far from a “release to manufacturing” quality.
For the current version of Echo in Silence, I used several sampled sounds of that Yamaha PSR-19 (samples I recorded when I still owned it) and also used several Kontakt and Reaktor instruments. I sequenced all instruments in OpenMPT. So, the version in Dandelions sounds pretty similar (but by far cleaner) to the original one recorded with friends 25 years ago!! :)
Echo in Silence (Z80 mix) is a pop-synthish version of Echo in Silence, with faster tempo and 80’s sounds.