Noises of the Night (05:22 - 7.37 MB) - The ghostly voice of the wind tells us of fear from the noises of the night. This track is a literal digital transcription from the original short tape - no mixing or ‘mastering’ was performed. Interesting fact: the voice was recorded using a technique that Peter Frampton later made famous - using the vocal cavity as a filter for produced sound. However the contraption that Dr. Sumerlin used was a small speaker taped to an aviator’s mask. The resultant modified sound was then picked up by a contact microphone worn on the throat (also an aviator’s apparatus). Dr. Sumerlin was using this device years before Mr. Frampton made the effect famous in his song "Do You Feel Like We Do" in 1976.
Warm Nite (04:10 - 5.73 MB)- Mood piece that was originally done to 4 separate tracks. Stereo mix attempts to emulate the effect. I suspect this to be one of the later pieces of Dr. Sumerlin’s electronic music period.
Goose Bumps (03:40 - 5.05 MB) - Dr. Sumerlin presents us with a composition that conjures up images of the title. The high-pitched oscillators & glissandos should cause a few ‘goose bumps’.
Idle Gossip (02:46 - 3.82 MB) - Being from a small West Texas town could have been the inspiration for this :)
Here There Be Dragons! (07:23 - 10.10 MB) - We hear the roar and the magic in this aleatoric vision of fire-breathers