1. First Arrival 6:31
2. Drift Departure 21:20
3. Arc of Descent 11:21
4. Below the Twilight 16:05
5. Mariana’s Reach 17:59
Welcome to the Nautical Twilight — an atmospheric dark ambient deep dive from emerging synth artist Frank Beissel and electronic music pioneer Steve Roach. The project started as a mentorship with Steve over the last few years and developed into a fully-realized immersion into the depths of the serenity, mystery and subtle shifting sonic states of twilight perceptions.
The core of the pieces were created in the early dawn or in the twilight time when the magic hour of the day’s light fades to or from darkness. Throughout the 71 minutes, the music perfectly captures these ephemeral moods.
Much of the album’s core was carved from a vast range of analog and digital hardware synths and Eurorack modular systems. Created primarily in realtime sessions at Biessel’s New Mexico studio, the final production, arrangement and additional brushstroke were performed at Steve’s Timehouse studio in Baja Arizona.
Frank Beissel has created and evolved his music for over 10 years, building towards this debut release. His visceral connection to the soundcurrent was nourished from years of listening to and learning from electronic and ambient classics. These seeds were planted early on starting with Music Form the Hearts of Space, Musical Starstreams along with the influences of film soundtracks. His connection to the dramatic natural beauty and power of the US southwest is another vital piece to the story.