Refraction In Blue

by Navtey

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about

Refraction In Blue is my second full-length album. The concept behind it came about after reading Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow. This book made a huge impression on me, especially in the way the atmosphere is created and maintained. Soon after reading it, I started creating songs while keeping certain situations or scenes from Gravity’s Rainbow in mind. Eventually I was able to piece together a very rough version of the novels’ events with the tracks that I had created. After spending a couple of months fleshing out the existing songs and adding new ones, the final product very closely resembles how I imagined Gravity’s Rainbow to be when translated to music. Of course, creating enjoyable tracks was on the forefront of my mind; it is in no way necessary to have read Gravity’s Rainbow in order to be able to listen to Refraction In Blue, but I hope that people who have done so will be able to appreciate my take on the book.

It was my goal to structure Refraction In Blue in a similar way to Gravity’s Rainbow: the novel starts of melancholic and realistic, in a war-torn London, but over the course of its 760 pages the novel slowly loses its grip on reality and becomes more fragmented and convoluted, resulting in a climax that is not so much an ending as an descent into an abstract and dreamlike miasma. I have tried to recreate this gradual fragmentation in Refraction In Blue.

In any case, if you choose to give this album a listen, I hope you will enjoy it.

credits

released September 7, 2015

[BRSN-022] Written, performed and produced by Sacha van der Lubbe. Released on Brainstream Records. Check them out at brainstream.weebly.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brainstreamrecords

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