Product Description for the Spitfire Albion IV - Uist
The Scottish Isles of North & South Uist (pronounced you-issed) are part of the western isles. Beaten by the tempestuous forces of nature they reside in a part of the world where great masses of land grow hulk-like out of an inky charcoal sea. This is an awesome landscape, in its scale, its fearful and still isolation but also its sudden and unexpected fury. Albion IV is by far our darkest anthology and possibly our most ambitious project yet. With six months being spent just on preparation, an entire week of 12 hour days in the hall and an entire 6 months of post production, we took creating the next instalment of our most popular range very very seriously.
Albion IV is a carefully crafted selection of extraordinary playable articulations, long evolutions, motions, textures, hits, effects, clusters, stabs, stings... the list goes on. A.IV is not an aleatoric library. Our decorated set of players had literally bible's-worth of intricately orchestrated material from the Ben Foskett. His great experience and success creating contemporary concert music offers a contribution to this project that provides us with an extraordinary set of recordings. A key here is the crossfading dynamic layering, providing a playable set of tools, to fit in with your composition, to be varied and diverse enough not to dictate to you how to write.
The sheer number of articulations presented represents a need to record such detail born of the impossibility of being able to create these sounds within the box, with samples. It is impossible to represent these ideas to directors and producers so here is a set of tools that provides you with those capabilities whether it be used for adaptive computer games music, mystical fantasy movie horrors or thrillers. Or indeed to add a rarely heard avant garde edge to your TV scores.