Pincusion Flower (2010)

Representing earth, air, fire, and water

Originally released in 2010, newly remixed and remastered for 2013! This was ShaYne’s last music from the early period, using mostly digital soft synths. With the last two tracks, however, you can begin to hear the transition to analog synths.

This is a concept EP exploring a journey through nature, starting with the pincushion flower (scientific name: scabiosa), then going through fire, water, air, and earth. Musical elements range from progressive rock to new age to downtempo.

Track listing:

  1. Pincushion Flower 3:20
  2. Father of Flame 5:18
  3. Soothe Your Soul 4:34
  4. Getting It All Together 4:19
  5. Tunnel Vision 8:38

Equipment used:

  • Ensoniq KT-76
  • Roland Juno-106 6-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer
  • Yamaha CS6x
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere
  • Native Instruments FM8
  • Native Instruments Battery
  • XLN Audio Addictive Drums
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • John Bowen Instruments Orion 3 and Solaris
  • Sonic|Core MiniMax
  • Cakewalk Rapture
  • Waldorf PPG Wave 2.v
  • U-He Zebra
  • monophonic modular synthesizer
  • Composed, mixed, and mastered on an 8-core Mac Pro running Apple Logic 8 and Cakewalk Sonar X2


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