The Garden Of Forking Paths

by ST∆ER

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Sound design, composition, arrangement, recording, and mixing by Ian R. Staer.

Mastering by Eric Oehler.

This recording would not have been possible without the friendship, encouragement, and/or support of the following: Steven Archer // Chuck Van Zyl // Stephan L. Groth // Jason Sloan //Jimmy DeHaas and Allison Klinedinst // Ashlei Castellano // Kristy Snow // Marjorie Staer // Dan McCullough // Tim Heireth // Holly Andrew // Eric Oehler // Matt Fanale // Mike Hunter // Tom Tague // Justin McGrath // Jeff Towne // Stars End Radio // Alison Stout at Bell Tone Synth Works // Joe Scott at Industry8 // Rod Sledge at Guitar Center // Nick Kwas at Korg USA // Emily St. Germaine // Kris Kitts // Tristan Pantano // Mark Tajzler // Mark Ulissi // Justin Norton // Rick Burnett // Steve Love // Eric Quigley // Dr Andy Lange

To everyone who has supported this project by purchasing physical or digital versions of ST∆ER releases: I owe you a debt of deepest gratitude, and I thank you sincerely.

RIP Chuck “Icebox” Williams - So Say We All.

The music in this recording was performed live in a single take, using a Roland Juno-106, a Korg Minilogue, a Korg Monologue, a Waldorf Streichfett, a Roland TB-03, and a concise collection of effects pedals.


released October 31, 2018


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ST∆ER Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ST∆ER is the solo project of Philadelphia-based electronic musician Ian R. Staer. Drawing inspiration equally from the likes of Phillip Glass, Moby, Alessandro Cortini, and John Murphy, ST∆ER juxtaposes spare acoustic piano melodies with analog synthesizer textures -- conjuring beautiful, stark aural landscapes from a concise tonal vocabulary. ... more

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