No more than 3 months have passed since we’ve hosted Lightphaser‘s previous exclusive on Last Day Deaf. Tonight we feel the same excitement to run another premiere of Joseph Gogh‘s solo electronic project, ‘Parallel Universes‘ from upcoming album ‘Strategic Virtual Frontiers‘, officially out on October 15th. The almost 7-minute opus sets off like a space ambient opera to gradually evolve into the ultimate “space-wave” treasure!
Simply unmissable for KORG addicts!
“I am excited to present you my new album titled Strategic Virtual Frontiers! The album is following up on the EP Ascension and picks the mood where that left it off. The world is in constant struggle battered by crisis after crisis. People are slowly awakening from the surrounding hypnotizing artificial information bubble that was cast upon them and they start to question the official narrative. The songs on the album try to depict the long journey ahead by the continuously mixed cinematic sonic landscapes. I wanted to produce such an instrumental album for a long time and finally, the time has come now. Besides the overall mood of the album, each song has a subtle deviation to fit its actual message. A lot of Korg synths were used during the composition, though the album features sounds of piano, violins, harp, tuba, trumpet, organ, xylophone, bells, timpano, taiko, bamboo and many more. I hope that one day I will be able to produce a whole feature-length movie for the whole story. Some music videos will be published in the following months. The original artwork was specially designed by Artisan.zy. The music will be available worldwide including all major streaming platforms, streaming links will be available on the official website. I hope you will enjoy the music, and I recommend listening to it as a whole continuous soundtrack!”
Lightphaser is a solo electronic music project of Joseph Gogh. At its inception around 1998, the inspirations came from the EBM music scene and video game soundtracks. Influences were Jean-Michel Jarre, Orbital, Front Line Assembly, and Solar Fields. The project was heavily limited by resources, a personal computer was the only tool for composing at that time. Although most of the early works were not released, plans are already being made for remastered productions.
In 2008 the project was rebooted by the new single “Falling Horizon” which was followed soon by the first official release “Flashback”. The studio got built around FL Studio and controller keyboards. The main emphasis was on experimenting with different sound schemes and sonic modellings mixed by industrial elements.
Through the following years, several songs were released on compilations at Electro Arc label. Meanwhile, an EP “Eternity” was self-produced as limited edition hard copy CDs featuring remixes from “Flashback”, which later got reissued as a digital download.
Over time Korg became the favorite brand and the most used equipment was the Korg R3 synthesizer. The “NewTone” / “Mix Tone” pair of albums were the significant releases showcasing Korg sounds spiced with piano play. The sound got refined and took a lighter direction towards electronica and synth-pop. “A tour-de-force ride through Kraftwerkian techno realms in space.”, as Steve from Chain D.L.K described. Collaboration with Timea Göghová resulted in 2 EPs featuring her vocals. By producing the vocal mix of “Falling Horizon” it just became the mos tremixed track having even a soundtrack version.
Starting from 2016 several projects were ongoing simultaneously. Works started to emerge in a wide range from music production to software development. The first application published on Google Play Store was a free arcade game “Spacewolf” with its own original soundtrack. Soon it was followed by several others including “Yuhtgong”, anapp for learning the Cantonese language. Those who are looking for Royalty-Free audio may find the soundtrack EP “Eternity Time Warped” interesting. It was produced exclusively for Unity Asset Store and Unreal Engine Marketplace only, suitable for games as in-game / background music or any other kind of project. As more time got devoted to video production, slowly the whole process turned out to be a continuous content creation including educational and entertainment videos with a regular publishing schedule.
A new era has begun in 2020. The studio got upgraded and a new member has joined the team, she is the beautiful Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. The journey of Sound Engineer, the main character of the new album, was told by 3 consecutive EPs and creative animated music videos. The video of “Serenade”, a space love song ballad, is also considered to be the first short film production. “Serenade expands the boundaries of what is possible when creating.”, as written by With a Side of Beets blog. The music isa combination of eastern vocal and western composition styles. “It sounds like Gary Numan meets Kraftwerk in Vangelis’s Blade Runner theme park. ” as Steve from Chain D.L.K. describes.
Eventually, the story unfolded by the arrival of the full-length album “Sacred Journey Of Heart”, which was dedicated to someone special… The original artworks used thorough all the creatives were specially designed by ALYCESON. In addition, a merchandise shop was launched featuring cute artworks on various products for Vocaloid fans.
The latest release series start with “Ascension”, the EP where your journey starts into a global awakening. The individual songs were originally intended to have a game or movie soundtrack style and they serve as a prelude for the 10-track album titled “Strategic Virtual Frontiers” which takes the essence to the next level. The world is inconstant struggle battered by crisis after crisis. People are slowly awakening from the surrounding hypnotizing artificial information bubble that was cast upon them and they start to question the official narrative. The songs on the album try to depict the long journey ahead by the continuously mixed cinematic sonic landscapes. Besides a lot of Korg synth sounds, the album is featuring sounds of piano, violins, harp, tuba, trumpet, organ, xylophone, bells, timpano, taiko, bamboo and many more. Music videos will be published in the following months. The original artworks were designed by Artisan.zy.