Current Explorations In Star Synthesis

Star Shepherd

Record label
Nightwind Records
Catalog Number
Release Date
November 12th 2018


01The Flock Nears The Gateway Estates
02Improvisations Loosely Based On Fabbio Frizzi The Beyond
03They Ate Nam June Paiks First Videotape
04You Will Be Alone With The Gods And The Nights Will Flame With Fire
05Windswept Piece
06Zanussi Washes Jeus Sins
07Starharp Demonic Whispers
08Hotel Bar With Renowed Japanese Synth Designers
09Cathedral City
10Will Your Life Have An Happy End
11The Desert Encrouches The Amtrak Station In Palm Springs California

If you thought you heard it all get ready for the Star Shepherd! Legowelt teams up with The Hague's misfit consortium Baglover and presents 11 songs made with the self build Star Shepherd synthesiser. From sing-a-long existentialist exotica to power-noise ambient to wooly hypnotic saturated melodies - embrace this new dawn in lo-fi counter culture synthesis and wash your virtues away! ''Enter the STAR SHEPHERD a synth I build/bent/hacked/modified from old guitar pedals, FX and EQ boxes, a small AM radio and a 1981 Casio 403 keyboard. The oscillator section is made out of Pitchshifter/Harmonizers/Sub Octavers and a graphic EQ pedal to create complex harmonic tones - transmorphed from the simple keyboard sounds fed by the Casio. The sound then goes through a bunch of circuitbend analog delays, reverbs, Tremolos & vibratos (figuring as makeshift LFO sources) and Wahwah pedals as filters. The AM radio is figuring as an adventerous random noise source. There is also a very simple keyboard style 'sequencer' made from a looper pedal. The case is made out of cheap plywood and everything is held together with screws, glue and tape. It is very noisey, crackley and sometimes starts doing its own thing - like some sentient synthesizer-being that is alive. This makes it quite an undaunted experience'' D.