A new Distance to Jupiter EP called Seven Cities of Shadow is now available for purchase or streaming. Brooding drones, eerie sounds, and a haunting rhythmic interlude at the fourth position. Released on December 21st, 2020, and in keeping with the origin of the DTJ project (literally, the distance between planets), the tracks No Stranger To This and I’ve Been Here Before commemorate Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction. On December 21st, 2020, these two planets will be the closest they’ve been to one another since March 4, in the year 1226 — and they won’t be this close again until the year 2080! Digital copies of the 5 track EP ship with high resolution versions of the album art (including 2K and 4K editions for your computer desktop), and a thematic digital booklet. Purchasing Seven Cities of Shadow gets you all tracks as high-quality downloads in MP3, FLAC or the audiophile-friendly HD standard 24bit/96kHz format (AIF).
The foundation of each of these tracks emerged from heavy experimentation with Generate — a chaotic polysynth from Newfangled Audio. It’s almost impossible to describe this incredible tool, but the company describes it as an attempt “to find out what a double pendulum would sound like if sped up to audio rate.” Generate is a truly mind-blowing virtual instrument, bestowing sonic liberty in previously unheard of new dimensions.