Darwin Grosse
One Instrument
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1Bainbridge Sunrise (Korg ARP 2600 FS)4:08
2I Cry When I Think Of You (Korg ARP 2600 FS)6:00
3Protractor (Korg ARP 2600 FS)1:57
4Power Grid (Korg ARP 2600 FS)3:09
5Santa Cruz (Korg ARP 2600 FS)4:58
6Translucent They (Korg ARP 2600 FS)3:50
7Fresco Waltz (Korg ARP 2600 FS)2:44
8Water Lily (Korg ARP 2600 FS)2:01

Darwin Grosse debuts on One Instrument with the album “Fresco”, solely created on the Korg ARP 2600 FS, a remake of the classic semi-modular synth of the 70’s. He states that he loves the ARP 2600 not for its complexity, but for the purity of its sound, and this can very well be heard in this wonderful dreamy ambient electronica release.

All of the tracks were created using a hand-written script on the monome norns hardware device and were recorded in a single session, with errors and recorder glitches embraced as part of the performance. 

Each track reveals Darwin’s harmonic and melodic sensibilities, his love of lush reverb and passion for the beautiful tone of the Korg Arp 2600.

“Fresco” is an elegant undertaking to be listened to from beginning to end. The 8-part, 30 minute work is an ideal example of how warm minimalism and thick melodic soundscapes are combined, becoming a graceful richly textured trip.