I just had a birthday a few weeks ago (Nov 7th.) And yes I got an Arturia MicroBrute analog synthesizer. This little synth sounds a lot bigger than it looks. I’ve been really enjoying patching it up with my eurorack modular synth. Here’s a few videos of my first few recording sessions with the MicroBrute
MicroBrute + Modular Synth Experiments
Pulsations of Such Energy from VoltageCtrlR on Vimeo.
"There are several stages in relating with the emotions: seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and transmuting. In the case of seeing the emotions, we have a general awareness that the emotions have their own space, their own development. We accept them as part of the pattern of mind, without question. And then hearing involves experiencing the pulsation of such energy, the energy upsurge as it comes toward you."
This is a new composition from an upcoming project that I’m going to release before the year is over. It will feature a lot of my ambient compositions. This project will be a collection of my more emotional work as a way to purge and clear the energy before moving into the new year. The pieces on this project will feature my analog modular synth drones and field recordings. I look forward to sharing this project with all the people that have been supporting my art. This collection of songs will be released on limited edition cassettes, cd’s and possibly vinyl if enough people are interested. Thanks again for your ears and feedback.
Shiro aka Voltagectrlr
This composition is based on the Hindu deity/ energy channel of Shani also known as Saturn.
Shani is one of the Navagraha which are the nine primary celestial beings in Hindu astrology.He is known as the greatest teacher who represents patience, effort and endurance. Shani is also known as the greatest trouble giver as well as the greatest well wisher. He is depicted dark in color, clothed in black; holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and variously mounted on a black crow. This composition was created with the following instruments:
An instrument created in Switzerland around 2000
it sounds similar to a steel drum but it’s played with the hands and
produces a warmer sound than it’s distant cousin the steel drum.
An ancient instrument that is in the cymbal family used in devotional music of India.
An East Asian musical instrument that takes the form of a flat metal disc which is hit with a mallet.
The sound it emits creates pressure waves that vibrate the energy meridians in the body and brings them into balance.
The sound of the gong is know for pulling negative energy out of you like a vacuum.
I highly recommend experiencing a Deep Gong Meditation your body will thank you for it.
A stringed instrument that has been used as early as 4000 BC in Egypt to heal.
The vibrations emitted by the harp possesses unusual power both to calm and to energize humans and animals.
Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, synths and drum machine were also used.
Kali personifies the sacrificial movement of time in which every creation becomes an offering into the into the fire of eternity.
The vastness of space and the unmanifest absolute is the true nature of Kali.
To hear the sound of Kali is to hear the silence carrying the cosmic AUM vibration within itself.
'Kali Loka' Sanskrit: (Kali “black/time” Loka “universe/realm)
Spray paint and acrylic on 16in. x 7.5in. wood
This is an original one of a kind painting by Shiro Fujioka an urban yogi and experimental analog modular synth composer from Los Angeles.
The graffiti piece to the left is the Sanskrit symbol for Loka and the 3 eyes to the right represent the Hindu Goddess Kali, she is the Goddess of Time and Change.
This painting is great for the home or meditation room of an urban yogi or yogini that would like a more modern and street savvy perspective on Vedic art.
This piece is available at the following link:
I still have a few copies ‘The Sun Gave Birth To Shadows’ limited edition left. Stay tuned for the rest of the hand painted covers. Thanks to DJ Kero at rv-sd.com for cutting this vinyl project and making this animated gif that may trigger an epileptic seizure. \m/
The Sun Gave Birth To Shadows Promo 1 from VoltageCtrlR on Vimeo.
The Sun Gave Birth To Shadows is a sonic exploration of the age old conversation of dark and light energy. It’s not a battle, it’s not a struggle it’s simply two energetic systems that need to be in balance and work in tandem. This is a collection of one take recordings performed on my analog modular synthesizer. the compositions on this album are a reflection of my mood and energy at the time I was recording, sometimes I capture moments of peace, other times chaos and all the subtle shades of energies that exist between. Only 20 copies of this project are being pressed on clear 12 inch vinyl with signed and numbered hand painted covers. I will never make these songs available for download online with the exception of the title track.
The Sun Gave Birth To Shadows from VoltageCtrlR on Vimeo.
Here’s the first ten hand painted covers for this release. I’ll post the rest of the covers as I finish them. $75 plus shipping.
#01 of 20 (sold)
#02 of 20 (sold)
#03 of 20 (sold)
#04 of 20 (sold)
#05 of 20 (sold)
#06 of 20 (Available)
#07 of 20 (Available)
#08 of 20 (sold)
#09 of 20 (sold)
#10 of 20 (Available)