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Carya Amara – Sensitivity

SensitivitySensitivity features sounds from just one modular synthesiser, arranged and transformed into music that goes beyond its constraints while still evoking its unique sonic character.

Modular synthesis can be heard in some of Carya Amara’s previous music from the 1980s onwards, but the chance to work with a Buchla system is a rare opportunity.

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Available as a download

Free or Pay-what-you like download from Bandcamp

From the album notes

All the sounds on this album were derived from my experiments with the Buchla modular synthesiser of EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2014. The finished music features both raw analogue and digitally transformed sounds. Many thanks to EMS for welcoming me as a guest composer in their studios and I hope that the inspiration I felt there can be heard in the resulting music. – Kevin Busby / Carya Amara

Reviews and feedback

“Some fantastic bleeps, wobbles and sweeps on this one” – Listener review on Bandcamp
“Mind-blowing” – Listener review on Twitter
“Great synth album” – Listener review on Twitter
“I Buchla you’ll have a good time” – Tom Ellard, Severed Heads
“Superb modular manipulations” – Listener review on Twitter.
“Well-ordered and balanced aggregates” – Percorsi Musicali blog
“This takes me on a cerebral high, very subtle, very strange” – Listener review on Bandcamp
“Quite breathtaking electronic oddness of the highest order” – Listener review on Bandcamp

Track listing

  1. Datapaket
  2. Sparvar
  3. Monitor
  4. Sensitivity
  1. Här Bygger Vi
  2. Fenrir
  3. Sequence Stockholm
  4. My Opinion

Artwork for the CD edition (no longer available)

Sensitivity booklet pages 1 and 4
Sensitivity booklet pages 2 and 3
Sensitivity CD case rearThe Late Carya Amara CD