Ambient Techno electronic software musician
The Beauty of Decay was composed in 2010 originally, and rereleased under the Autumn Flaw revised ambient techno music project name in 2018. The album is a theme album about the nature of entropy and decay, which is accounted for with the time measurement system. Entropy/decay, though surprising choices of terms, might be the real nature of what we experience in the moment, commonly referred to as "time." As meters is to length, time might be better termed entropy and decay. Meters is a convention of accounting and measurement, there are other forms than metric meters, whereas length, shape and size are factual real aspects of nature. Indeterminacy to great degree of the resulting happenings at times beyond the millisecond moment is explored with track titles and musical style. Prediction is impossible to the view of this album track titling wording, and only inaccurate and ever in need of update forecasting is doable, instead. Imperfection, termed "flaw" is heralded as superior and beneficial in contrast to undesirable perfection. The term imperfection is fraught with implications of misfortune at not attaining sheer perfection, so instead I used the term "flaw." The album was composed using Native Instruments Komplete 8 Ultimate synthesizers and samplers, exclusively. Battery 3 drum sampler was used for all percussion, Kontakt 5 was used for sparse instrument samples, and FM8 and Reaktor 5 were heavily used for synthesizer sound. The album is entirely synthetic ambient techno, with cadence comparative to orchestra ensembles.
The tracks available for listening on this website are samples from the current catalog of three albums and one single. Enjoy streaming them for free. Thank you in advance, if you would like to purchase a track. My published album catalog includes the LP albums Sky Frontiers (2018 band rename from Drift Flaw's 2009 release), The Beauty of Decay (2018 band rename from Drift Flaw's 2010 release) and Broad Lands (2018 band rename from Drift Flaw's 2011 release) , plus the Single Air Elementals (2018).
Autumn Flaw is a one-person Ambient Techno music project by Patrick Cheatham. Autumn Flaw music fits Instrumental Electronica ethereal styles, but with faster switching and having more demanding song evolution. Autumn Flaw tracks feature experimental keyboard, and sparse electric guitar. Mixing typically incongruent musical moods is common in Autumn Flaw music. Bright and light melodies alternate or blend with dark passages, exploring musical tone. Percussion intensity, and sudden edges to starts and stops of sound fragments bring a stormier stuttered sound and pace. Autumn Flaw is named in honor of a natural philosophy appreciative of imperfection. Autumn Flaw began as the music project Drift Flaw in 2009. Patrick realized then that his recreational projects with selecting and arranging complementary music loops had reached a level of proficiency deserving publishing and release, as the only way for an artist to have his or her efforts interplay. Patrick adopts an experimental approach to making music, with the idea of allowing the music to somewhat write itself. He invests in unexpected or accidental occurrences of synergy between software instrument parts that show fair to strong potential. Foundations of songs are grown this way, after flexibly and unconcernedly composing synthesizer software instruments and their note patterns. Patrick also chooses to only refine into solid final music those interesting sound qualities he happens upon, with the artistic goal being for each song to finalize as congruent and whole, steady upon repeated listens over weeks and years, regardless of hit potential. Listeners are treated to variety, surprise, and sudden maneuver in music. Autumn Flaw music presents listeners with frequent changes to the evolving listening experience, with no song part dwelling long. Sweeping airy backdrops, swift driving synthesizers, drum sampler percussion pattern scattering, and variations of short time delays deliver an uplifting rush to listeners who are fresh with energy and ready for the musical departures.
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