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We Will Live On

by Deru

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    releases October 28, 2022

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    Includes digital pre-order of We Will Live On. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 28, 2022
    item ships out on or around October 27, 2022
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    Includes digital pre-order of We Will Live On. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 28, 2022
    item ships out on or around October 27, 2022
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      $22 USD or more 

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  • Poster/Print

    The same data that Deru used to compose the album was interpreted into visuals by Gunther Kleinert (Monotonstereo). Frequency and loudness values of each song were extracted and transformed into vertical lines of different densities, overlayed by hatched blocks that represent the pitches.
    These digital files were then printed using a pen plotter (a robotic arm that can hold pens), so the same type of digital-to-analog process was used for art as for the music.

    Fine-art inkjet prints taken from high-quality scans of the original pen plots. Limited Edition of 10 for each song.
    50 x 40 cm (~19.69" x 15.75").
    Printed on demand using Hahnemühle Photo Rag.
    Prints will be shipped unframed in a secure cardboard tube. Some import taxes may be incurred depending on your countries policies.

    Large photos of every print here: www.deru.la/art-prints

    Please inquire about purchasing one of the original 1-of-1 pen plots.
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    shipping out on or around October 28, 2022
    edition of 100 
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1.
2.
The Wind
3.
We're Not Needed
4.
The Dirt 04:04
5.
To Quiet The Voices
6.
The Rain
7.
Incremental Loss
8.
The Ash
9.
We Will Disappear video
10.
The Return

about

We Will Live On was made with a Disklavier (an acoustic piano outfitted with solenoids that allowed it to be digitally controlled) and custom made software to sequence it. This made the piano appear to play itself. Technology seemingly embedded with humanity.

Written with the backdrop of news about the worsening climate crisis and pandemic isolation, made themes of legacy, loneliness, helplessness, love and hope emerge. The title, We Will Live On, is meant as a question. Will we? And if so, in what way? Will this outlive me? Will technology outlive all of us?

Beauty in the face of fear. Art to fill the void. The piano playing in an empty room. The piano man nowhere to be found.

credits

releases October 28, 2022

Mastering: Heba Kadry
Location Recording: Ian Wellman
Photography: Peter Marlow
Design: Michael Cina
Video direction: Vector is Love

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