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Farrago Zabriskie by Lee Rosevere

Album Description

artwork by Ben Ashmole
Released:January 30th, 2014

Farrago: "noun. a confused mixture. synonyms: hodgepodge, mishmash, ragbag, potpourri, jumble, mess, confusion, mélange, gallimaufry, hash, assortment, miscellany, mixture, conglomeration, medley

Recently, I discovered this video on Youtube that combines my music with the wonderful work of Chris Zabriskie.

For those who are not familiar with him, he is a very active and popular member of the Creative Commons community. He makes all of his music available for free download, and he also made the choice to license it as BY, allowing it to be used for commercial use without permission (he wrote about why in his blogpost).

After watching the video, I opened both our songs in my browser - they both started playing at the same time and I really liked the result. They blended seamlessly together and had a striking, delicate 'virtual interplay'.

So I decided to try mixing my music with Chris's intentionally. And with his permission, I'm pleased to present the results in this EP of remix-mashup-virtual-duets.

When I started working, I made the strict rule that none of the pitches or speeds of the original songs could be changed - that would make the process of 'matching' the songs together a little too easy and kind of cheating.

So, the only allowance of manipulation was simple cutting and pasting, and some minor sound processing (chorus, reverb, etc). The finished songs have some wonderfully odd and beautiful moments and perhaps bring a fresh perspective to the original material.

All songs independently written by Chris Zabriskie (CZ) and Lee Rosevere (LR) unless otherwise noted.

Artwork source: "Hot Air Balloon Trip Around the Tiny Planet" by Ben Ashmole (CC BY-NC)


1. A Misdirection


CZ - Cylinder Five

LR - Illuminations

2. Ciro


CZ - NirvanaVEVO

LR - The Ugly Little Boy

3. Plateau


CZ - Take off and shoot a zero

CZ - Prelude No 2 and Prelude No 10

LR - The Day love came in the mail

4. Farrago


CZ - Cylinder Nine

LR - Plane planet (written by Jeroen Elfferich)

5. Nerves and Veins


CZ - There are many different kinds of love

LR - Vanishing

6. Ely Ivy


CZ - John Stockton Slow Drag

LR - Aphelion


All of Chris Zabriskie's original versions are under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


This release: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International




Farrago Zabriskie
01. A Misdirection (03:01)
02. Ciro (03:13)
03. Plateau (03:46)
04. Farrago (03:27)
05. Nerves and Veins (03:52)
06. Ely Ivy (02:27)

Farrago Zabriskie by Lee Rosevere is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
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moonhunter2001 on 11/02/16 at 12:22AM
I keep listening to this compilation/mash-up of these two talented artists over and over. Plateau is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard - it's from another place, but far too short.
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