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Spyra - Sferics
(Wolfram Spyra)

People that are sensitive to the weather can often feel approaching high- or low-pressure-areas long before they are there. Why? According to latest scientific findings, atmospherical changes seem to emit high-frequency waves (through molecular friction). Those waves can be received by living creatures; their stucture can be interpreted by some of them as information: The weather will change! The scientists that discovered those waves called them "Sferics".

Mnemonic sentence: "Sferics is the meteorological term for electromagnetic waves caused by molecular friction in changing atmospherical conditions."

By means of a special long-wave-receiver, Spyra recorded and sampled the mentioned waves and put them into the beautiful title track. Although the noises in that first track may sound like vinyl-crackles, they are indeed long-wave interferences. May the listeners grow antennas!

The stunning thing not only about this first track is, that the music does not sound technical: The noises are embedded in a calm and soft-jazzy atmosphere; angel - like, but non - kitschy female voices form the antipole to the harsh-sounding and radio-wave-like sounds. These voices are repeated and varied in the longest track "Crossing the channel", which is a well-known live-track to the visitors of "Stammheim", the club, where Spyra often performs his music within the chillout - area. Meditative choir-sounds meet acid-like 404sequences in a dub-like speed and mood...exellent for chilling and homelistening! - Other tracks like "InterZen" and "10 high - 12 meters" (= Gamma ray) are good for dancing in a higher state of consciousness, while the mechanic and voltage-controlled piano-tracks might give you a hint to early forms of environmental music in the conception of Erik Satie. "Gentle machines morphing" with its Wurlitzer-piano sequences is a tribute to the 70ies mood of "Soft Machine" until it morphs to a Spyra-typical melodic-dub thing of today.

The weather will change !
Electromagnetic music from molecular friction in changing atmospherical conditions