Lost In Forever (Mini Series)

by Nate Johnson

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This series actually began as a happy accident. I had rearranged my small studio; finally brought my record player + LPs out of storage. In order to listen to them through my new speakers, I had to run the entire system through my computer, which meant I could also record the action on a whim. HaHA. Naturally, one day, I hit record while listening to an album. I ended up capturing this great little section of strings. Looping it endlessly triggered all my relaxation/curiousity buttons. Wanting to explore further, I ran it through my modular synth; altering the playback speed and pitch, the length of the loop, and filtering the sound in various ways. Multiply and layer all of that in a thoughtful way, viola - a beautiful ambient sound collage was born. I enjoyed the experience so much that I continued with a couple of more samples from the same album. Usually I don’t use someone else’s music in my work, so the limited number of pieces represents a test bed for using my own work as source material, applying the same manipulation techniques I discovered here.

I also wanted to share these pieces and decided it was a good time to experiment with video as well. I record a short video of motion, then distort and layer it similar to my musical approach.

Lost In Forever: youtu.be/jwjgNDFxC7Y
Microcosm: youtu.be/JUfxCqMJwKg
Gracefulness Apart: youtu.be/DpWqTZEfAuA


released November 19, 2019


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Nate Johnson Portland, Maine

This is the home of my ambient endeavors. Call it New Age, Experimental, Avant-Garde - whatever the label, this music represents my most personal journeys.

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