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Sequentia Legenda's next opus for 2021 : CELESTIAL

CELESTIAL by Sequentia Legenda

Dear listeners,

I am very pleased to announce that the work on my next opus "CELESTIAL" is progressing in a positive way, both musically and in terms of layout, giving me pleasure and satisfaction. The result corresponds to the idea that had germinated a few months earlier in my mind, it is the reflection of what I wish to communicate emotionally and artistically.
A new experience, a new sharing, that I will have the pleasure of presenting and bringing to light on September 21, 2021, the date of the album's release.

Korg PS-3300

"CELESTIAL" is a symbiosis of different mythical instruments, all of them coming from the analogue era, such as the EMS Synthi AKS, the Moog modular, the ARP Odyssey, to name but a few. It's true that at the moment I use almost only virtual instruments, but these are carefully selected to match the analogue sound grain so typical of the mid-70s. I would also like to add that it is the turn of the fabulous Korg PS 3300 modular to join the set of analogue synthesizers. This is a first. This modular offers a wide sound palette and a great harmonic density: a "big" sound. I had a lot of fun working with this remarkable and truly unique instrument. I would like to add that when I was between 18 and 20 years old, I bought the Korg PS 3200 the "little brother" of the PS 3300 modular. I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you again to my father who helped me financially. I can invite you to discover a little more about the history of the encounter between the PS 3200 and myself by reading the blog article.

Symphonic Dawn of the Stars Sequentia Legenda

The progress of the second track, "Symphonic Dawn of the Stars," is also well underway and almost finished. The atmosphere is in the continuity of the first track. With a length of 21:27, this composition takes off with several sequential lines, multiplying, subtly changing and supported by the broad string ensemble chords of the PS-3300. The Solina then discreetly mingles with the aerial sweep, sublimating the phrasing of the legato notes with their soft starry tones.

 

I am happy to have been able to add to the middle of this composition a sequence that is new in its technical development. This sequence comes from the AKS, delivering a stereophonic back-and-forth, finalizing the first half of this sonorous and cadenced effluvium, offering a gentle transition to the more spiritual part of this track. I'd like to say, what an exceptional sound machine the AKS is, with extreme sensitivity and richness! The second part of "Symphonic Dawn of the Stars" is a glissando of choirs and strings, from which loops of crystalline notes emerge like thousands of twirling fireflies.

 

In the last two minutes, there is a little wink to my oldest son Dylan. I won't tell you any more, so you'll be surprised.

Three Astral Arches by Sequentia Legenda

The first track "Three Astral Arches" is almost finished.
It is a richly pigmented sound painting with a spiritual and mystical framework and atmosphere, created with the instrumental palette of analogue synths.

With a duration of 23:23, the three parts "Yasna", "Feldi" and "Jerrish" follow one another, each delivering their own atmospheres to dress this sound painting with a mystical patina and reinforcing the resonance of the harmonic tones.

The introduction is rather confusing - I'll leave you with the surprise - it is built with effects from the AKS and ARP Odyssey mainly. The chords of the string instruments and the choirs unfold, gradually giving way to the different sequences that make up the rhythmic framework. The cymbals then reinforce the tempo. The velvety string ensembles of the famous Solina emerge in the distance to distil melodic lines here and there supported by subtle reverberation. The climax is reached with the addition of further drum elements to make way for the ethereal and spiritual finale consisting of choirs, effects, and a lulling of various crystalline sequences.

I will keep you regularly informed about the evolution of CELESTIAL and thank you for your attention.

🎹🙏🎹 Musical Greetings,

Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

Sequentia Legenda is working on its next album "CELESTIAL"

CELESTIAL in Progress

Dear listeners,

I am pleased to announce that my new album "CELESTIAL" is in progress. A new musical adventure is beginning, with its challenges, surprises and trials.

At the moment, I'm finishing the first track "Three Astral Arches".

It's a marriage between analog and mythical instruments: the AKS, the Moog Modular, the ARP Odyssey among others. And for the first time, the fabulous Korg PS 3300 joins in. The rich instrumental palette of all these emulations helped me to colour the original atmosphere of this first sound painting. The introduction is rather surprising with sound effects from the AKS and ARP Odyssey. The three parts "Yasna", "Feldi" and "Jerrish" follow each other, each one delivering its own melodic tones that form the atmosphere of this mystical soundscape.

The album is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2021.

Musical Greetings from France

🎹🙏🎹 Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

Schallwelle 2020

Sequentia Legenda Schallwelle Awards 2020

Dear listeners,

Here is the news about me from the Schallwelle Awards:
a 9th place in the category "Best Artist".

I'm happy and above all: I want to thank everyone who supported me and believed in my musical vision. This success is also yours.

Musical Greetings from France

🎹🙏🎹 Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

Sequentia Legenda Six years of Berlin School music

Dear listeners,

Six Years of Sharing Music – A retrospective video of my vision of the Berlin School.

My 8 physical albums are for the occasion presented with the association of Corina Chirila's pictorial works. I am delighted to have been able to share during these first years my sound universes, to offer a part of dream and escape. Long live music, long live the Berlin School.

Musical Greetings from France

🎹🙏🎹 Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

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