= Folktek Arts =

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

Friday, January 22, 2010

Luminist Garden video 3

The last of the three video series - this one expressing more of the strictly choral wave-shaping capabilities

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Luminist Garden videos

Here are two of three of the initial Luminist Garden videos filmed by Big Pauper of Token Recluse, played by Arius Blaze - no editing and no external effects. A third video will follow shortly and then later a more professional presentation.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Luminist Garden

The Luminist Garden created by Arius Blaze. This work is an expanded version of the Micro Garden, capable of making lush choral waves and entire compositions as a standalone work.
The expanded soundboard has multiple pick ups that run into the delay - which offers time settings from extremely tight notated repeats to about 1.5 seconds with undecaying feedback that essentially acts as a looper allowing one to make beats by tapping the board and plucking or rubbing the strings.
The delay runs into a very lush and unusual reverb that has the ability to act more as a wave generator, creating waves that can endlessly extend and are based on the original note but with the ability to pitch shift the feedback, resulting in something like the NI effect called "convolution".
The result is rich electronic music from an accoustic source. Sweet ambience. Stereo out, custom lamps and switch, runs on supplied 9v power. The price is 850 and they are built to order.
here are three sound samples, each a single take with no editing or external effects.

videos up soon

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bug 3.0 by Ben Houston

The folktek Bug series (aka melanogaster, aka insectan) is an ongoing body of work by Ben Houston and Arius Blaze. This particulkar piece was created by Ben Houston - custom hardwood, custom switch/buttons and folktek's own plugless magnetic patchbay.
Video by Big Pauper of Token Recluse

Micro Feedback Wave video

The Micro Feedback Wave is a collaborative work by Arius Blaze and Ben Houston. It is essentially a very small version of the original Feedback Wave (see this post: Feedback Wave) Video by Big Pauper of Token Recluse

Friday, January 8, 2010

Time Scape + Sequencer

Built on comission - The Time Scape + Scape Sequencer = Time Scape Sequencer. They are two but work as one. Time based alteration of external sounds in what is literally tens of thousands of ways - modulation, granulation and relocation...The results; quite different from anything else and quite addictive. See all previous posts from time scape + scape sequencer for more info, sounds, etc.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Impressionist Drum Scape III

A drum scape by Arius Blaze created on co-mission. Sweet drone, huge drum loops and bizarre sounds. See all previous drum scape posts

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Garden Works I and II by Arcana Red

Here we have some tracks produced by an owner of one of the Micro Gardens. These tracks "were made entirely on or through the garden except for the obvious instrument here or there."

he says "I plan on releasing both Garden Work I & II on an album called Heliotropic Lovers by Arcana Red" - so look out for it.

They are rather long and you can either go and have a listen to "Garden work I" here:
or directly download by
going here

"Garden Work II" is
only available for download here
(image provided by Arcana Red)