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The Midnight Machine, Act One

by Metaform

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    - instrumentals and vocal stems
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    - hand written thank you card
    - download codes for The Electric Mist and Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

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Midnight Sky 03:52
Winter City 03:39


"The Midnight Machine is a three-part science fiction opera loosely based on my life in Tokyo over the past 7 years. The idea was born out of an instrumental piece I was working on in 2009. It felt to me that a whole universe was inside this song. The Midnight Machine trilogy is that universe. That particular song will conclude the story in Act 3. Act 1, which will be released on June 4, 2013, is the prologue. It was composed and recorded entirely inside of Ableton, using a handful of VST`s and live instruments. “In My Mind (I Will Wait)”, is a song about the longing that I sense in the Japanese people on the overcrowded Tokyo subway every morning. Their closed eyes and possibly wandering minds and cadaver like stillness remind me of the inevitable end for which we all wait: the last stop. “Letters to the Void” is a song about releasing music from this far away land, this distant moon. It`s like tying letters to helium balloons and letting them go."


released June 4, 2013


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Metaform Los Angeles, California

Metaform (born Justice Aaron) is an American music producer, musician, and songwriter with numerous LP and EP releases. He is considered a prominent figure in the development of instrumental Hip-Hop and Trance. He first gained notice in 2008 with the release of his debut album Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, which was constructed entirely from old vinyl samples. ... more

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