Epilogue

by Martin Zaffran

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"Epilogue stands for "epilogue," and one could be mistaken for thinking that this is an album. Instead, it's a continuation of Martin Zaffran's plunderphonics aesthetic, focusing more on sounds, which give much of the album an air. There's also the sense of an artist taking his time to put out another album (a year after Exit). One of Zaffran's efforts ("David Hayter") comes from his 2017 solo album, visited here as a twisted instrumental; the other ("Reckoner") is all atmosphere. "On the Other Side" is a very assured number, given sufficient frisson by its guitar lines and strangely programmed rhythm sounds; "Welcome to Boulder City" is charged with menace; and "Epilogue" finally gets to a calm resting place of dripping guitars, floating electronics, and an Eno-esque atmosphere. If only the first half was as good as the first." - Ted Mills, AllMusic

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Epilogue is the final album in a trilogy of plunderphonics records with names that begin with the letter E (tentatively called the 3-LOG-E). The goal of this trilogy is to take an approach to sampling that differs from famous works of the genre, such as DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... or John Oswald's Plunderphonic: instead of using obscure material or heavily altering well-known songs, the 3-LOG-E attempts to take famous material and make new ambient and dance-oriented music out of it while having the original samples remain recognizable.

Epilogue is the most technically intricate album in the entire 3-LOG-E, pushing the trilogy's style to its limits so as to demonstrate its full potential for recontextualizing music. In addition, it's an exercise in album construction, as it uses its sampled songs according to their track numbers: if a particular number is the first track on its original album, then it (along with alternate versions and live versions of it) can only appear on the first track of this record.

Work on Epilogue began on the 18th of June 2016 and ended on the 8th of February 2017. It uses over 200 different audio samples, most of them songs from artists including David Bowie, Radiohead, Judas Priest, Björk, Metallica, Talk Talk, Michael Guy Bowman, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, and Roy Montgomery, among many others.

Special thanks goes to the people who playtested Epilogue, as well as all the artists whose music appears on the record.

Epilogue is dedicated to Lemmy, Prince, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, George Michael, Jaki Liebezeit, and David Bowie.

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released February 12, 2017

Martin Zaffran : editing, mixing, cover design
Connie Lonske (www.youtube.com/user/BackroomSix) : cover design, sample suggestions
Faustian "Faust" Repercussions : sample suggestions

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