Yurushiiro

by Palancar

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about

I am a Wikipedia geek. Yes, I admit it. One of my favorite pastimes is to go to the Wikipedia home page, hit the random link, start reading a base article, and then see where I end up. Often times I pass through quite a bewildering sequence of topics, usually ending up in quite a different place than where I started. Which is, of course, half the fun.

During one of these virtual journeys, I came across this interesting page, which describes the traditional colors of Japan, including which colors were reserved for the nobility ("kinjiki") versus those that the common person could use ("yurushiiro"):

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_colors_of_Japan

To be honest, it had never occurred to me that a country might have a formal national color palette. Such an fascinating idea. And of course the colors spoke to me, very reserved, subtle, orderly, and ancient, as one might expect when describing Japan.

Which inspired a thought: what if I was to create a series of pure ambient pieces and then see which color reminded me of which track, or conversely, which tracks reminded me of which color? Sort of a weak form of synesthesia. Well, this album, called Yurushiiro, is the result of that process.

I hope you enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed making it.

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released December 29, 2018

Synthesizers, keyboards, and programming by Darrell Burgan.

For Pokey.

Released in December 2018.

Copyright © 2018, Darrell Burgan. Released under a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial use under certain conditions.

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Please visit me on the net at palancar.net.

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Palancar Dallas, Texas

Hello, my name is Darrell Burgan. I am an electronic/ambient musician who has recorded under my own name as well as under the name Palancar.

I've also recorded as part of several collaborations, including Cluster Balm, Copal River, Labrathisattva, Flute of the Fallen Tiger, and have released music with Lucette Bourdin and the mindSpiral and Different Skies projects.
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