Shasta Cults / Configurations
Album: Configurations   Collection:General
Artist:Shasta Cults   Added:Jan 2020
Label:Important Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-01-15 Pull Date: 2020-04-29 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 15 Feb 23 Feb 16 Feb 9 Feb 2 Jan 19
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 22, 2021: On The Warpath (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2020)
4. Feb 22, 2020: Music Casserole
2. Mar 14, 2020: Music Casserole
5. Feb 11, 2020: Sound Wheels
3. Mar 10, 2020: Sound Wheels ft Jorge Bachmann
6. Feb 03, 2020: Everything

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2020-01-10
Very chill classic experimental music. For fans of Robert Rich, Sarah Davachi, Eliane Radigue. This smacks greatly of early “space” or “ambient” music, and when I listened I immediately thought “this sounds exactly like the type of early computer created pieces being made in the Electronic Music 441 lab I took at the Univ. of Ariz in 1982.” (mind you it was on a system that only the grad students could touch, a system that cost 40,000 in ‘82 dollars and was impossibly complex to program, operate). Upon researching I found this: (from the Important Records label) “Recorded in 2017, employing the processes of non-linear waveshaping, frequency modulation and feedback, Configurations consists of eight programs captured live to multitrack using a rare, fully functional Buchla 700 digital-hybrid instrument designed in the late 1980s.” Sounds like the Buchla was a user friendly instrument that advanced from ’82 via Moore’s Law but based on similar oscillators. Good dreamy stuff that today sounds like what you’d only hear at the Planetarium back then.

1) (7:01) very quiet fade in then very dreamy chill meditative, sine waves submerged 2) (5:13) looped sawtooth wave appears and builds. 3) (6:16) more building dreamscapes 4)* (4:24) tad more pensive and layered 5) (7:32) more of a synth layered drone 6) (6:10) excruciatingly slow quiet fade in so be careful as its only really audible about 40 seconds in, very very dreamy

Track Listing
1. Prologue   4. Da3
2. Console   5. Fourgan
3. Incline   6. Chinook