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The Dry Path
Genre: Electronic Music
Sub-Genres: Minimal Techno, Neoclassical
Instrumental

The Dry Path is a solo maximal minimal techno project from Kit Carruthers. It is dramatic, psychedelic, mathematical, structured chaos. It's minimal techno from a mind that enjoys post-rock. The instrument used is a computer sequencer. The albums that have influenced this project are Murcof's "Remembranza," Plastikman's "Consumed," Deaf Center's "Pale Ravine," Kashiwa Daisuke's "Program Music I," Gas' "Zauberberg," Bola's "Gnayse," Monolake's "Polygon_Cities," Pan Sonic's "Aaltopiiri," Boards of Canada's "Geogaddi," Autechre's "Amber," Merzbow's "Merzbeat" and Merzbow's "1930."

You may be familiar with The Dry Path from the track "One Last Look at Your Face Before You Disappear into the Ether Again" on the "One On Twoism Volume 2" compilation. That track was a pile of garbage. I cannot stress to you enough how much I hate that fucking track. Also they chose the worst part of it to clip and I hate it when people clip my work I'd rather it just not be used. By the way the ether reference was to the drug.

I had been making music for awhile and eventually realized "Oh, I'm actually really good and I can start taking this seriously" and then I started taking psychedelic drugs and that stepped things up another level. I began The Dry Path.

I started with "Square" where I started with droning base, then "Pentagon" where I did pulsating base. The plan was to combine the two with "Hexagon" and then move onto a new project, but then I ended up exploring the idea of breaking the format altogether for a bit and I most certainly learned a lot from that. Most of this music is lost to the sands of time, broken computers and such, it wasn't anything remarkable anyway but it had it's moments. All of it was so much better than "One Last Look at Your Face Before You Disappear into the Ether Again" fuck you "One Last Look at Your Face Before You Disappear into the Ether Again." Luckily, everything that was saved, I'm looking at you God, was the best of my early work, and it can be heard in "The Dry Path Compilation." In "Heptagon" I put the whole thing back together and did the best music I possibly could within the parameters I had set. This whole thing is very amateur.

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SAC002: Heptagon LP

01. Pulsation I [00:49] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. On the Other Side of a Black Hole You Find Yourself Crushed by Hypergravity [09:05] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. Pulsation II [00:49] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. Sitting in a Dark Room Staring at a Blue Light Surrendering to the Dark Embrace of Nothingness [08:54] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. Pulsation III [00:49] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
06. Life is Nothing But Suffering and Sadness Until the Day You Die Just Kidding [09:44] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
07. Pulsation IV [00:49] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
08. A Heptagon with a Hexagon in it with a Pentagon in it with a Square in it All Tilting at Different Angles and Colliding Into Chaos Dry Path Crescendo Done [12:48] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 43:47
Release date: November 26th, 2023

Concept by Kit Carruthers; composed by Kit Carruthers; performed by Kit Carruthers.



SAC001: The Dry Path Compilation

01. (2007) Hexagon LP: Fractal Patterns and Pretty Colours [09:50] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
02. (2007) Hexagon LP: Glimpse Through the Fabric [07:33] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
03. (2007) Elevated.02 EP: hex.i (rise) [07:21] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
04. (2007) Elevated.02 EP: hex.ii (flow) [05:45] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
05. (2007) Elevated.02 EP: hex.iii (break) [06:52] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
06. (2007) Elevated.02 EP: The Radar's Out [10:34] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
07. (2006) Elevated.01 EP: 11117 [02:56] .: Lyrics .: Music Video
08. (2006) Elevated.01 EP: Broken [09:25] .: Lyrics .: Music Video

Total run time: 1:00:16
Release date: April 13th, 2020

Concept by Kit Carruthers; composed by Kit Carruthers; performed by Kit Carruthers.