= Folktek Arts =

= Folktek Arts = The works of Arius Blaze, Ben Houston and co.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Luminist Garden photos

The Luminist Garden by Arius Blaze. Have redesigned the boxes - using fine Walnut with nice grain and contrasting jointery. Search Luminist to see more on this work.

All Luminist Gardens are now sold on the Folkway ebay account
Or order direct, save us both money (get a discount) and stop feeding the machine.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Drone Scape X

The Drone Scape is a new work by Arius Blaze. This particular piece ("X") is one of a series of four identical works built into extremely tough and beautiful vintage cases. As the name implies, it is intended specifically for a broad range of drone - from lo-fi to extremely rich and lush, similar in nature to the Drum Scape series, though also quite different from any other folktek work. On the other hand, it's also capable of glitch, bleeps and blips, odd beats, shifting arpeggiation and all varieties of noise.

Based on step shifting oscillation run through a built in delay - capable of extremely tight notated repeats and up to about 1.5 seconds. The result in an enormous range of sound with great control over the sonic characteristics.
There are six sound samples presented here - unedited, eneffected, way too long, likely redundant and encoded at medium quality. After recording I performaed a modification which allows for further possibility and control - however, I currently have no intention of rerecording, so this is it;

Built into a vintage case with average mild wear and tear, all custom lamps and switches, 6v power supply included, manual, 1/4" out.