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Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Oscars Birds Suffer Explosive Diarrhea" Parts I and II are avant garde pieces played entirely on modular synthesizer. The electronically realized bird sounds are an homage to those created by Oscar Sala on Alfred Hitchcocks, "The Birds".

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

On "Time of the Sines", I improvise on a heavily distorted and sustained electric guitar over a cycling synth part. This piece is an excerpt and is actually much longer.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Carol of the Bells" is from my last Christmas CD, and it was played and recorded live on my modular synthesizer.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Beautiful Dreamer" is another all-synth played two-handed and recorded live. Dedicated to my friend, Dana Countryman.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Greensleeves" is solo classical guitar that I tried to make sound lute-like.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Ave Maria" is played on synthesizer two-handed and recorded live.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Home Sweet Home" is where I play banjo, guitar, dobro, and fretless electric bass.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Trumpet Voluntary" is five screaming electric guitars multitracked, each playing a different part - a melody/bass line fingerpicked together, the melody by itself in an other register, a harmony line, power chords, and a maniacal improvised solo.

Ken Roll as Savage
Ken Roll as Savage  (over 3 years ago)

"Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel was entirely electronically realized and sequenced from the sheet music, one note at a time.