Genesis

R30A Genesis
Mark Sheeky
2017

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Track listing
1. Genesis I (07:05)
2. Genesis II (04:06)
3. Inside The Ant Hive (03:50)
4. Entering The Fractal Dimension (03:47)
5. Eastern Dreams (06:05)
6. Office Life (01:38)
7. Lost Ocean (04:17)
8. Planet Gaia (03:37)
9. Journey To Daedalus (02:50)
10. Overkill (03:24)
11. Hex (03:54)
12. Afro (02:13)

About this album
Genesis was composed and recorded in the mid nineteen-nineties onto cassette tape, exclusively using an Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer. It represents my earliest existing music beyond the protracker 'mod' music of the early part of that decade. This music here is simple by later standards, and some concepts were used for my first full album, Synaesthesia, which was recorded three times overall.

As well as the strong influence of Jean-Michel Jarre, computer game music is evident as an inspiration. Journey to Daedalus refers to the Amiga game Frontier: Elite II, and Planet Gaia, later re-recorded for The Incredible Journey, is a reference to a planet in Damocles: Mercenary II. The album artwork is an homage to the Dragon 32, my first computer, a machine with a colour scheme that remains forever burned into my visual memory, hues that forever evoke feelings of childhood and happiness.

This digital version was remastered in 32-bit from the analogue cassette master copy.