Activities of Dust is a project directed by Doug Scharin. A New Mind is a fantastic journey into sounds and rhythms, from light to dark... Vibrant and organic. Here is the genesis process of this record, with Doug Scharin own words:
"Activities of Dust - A New Mind is the result of hours of recorded feedback that had been collected from various mixing sessions over the past decade.
Within are compositions, possibility waves, constructed, originally, from manipulation of these
The initial impressions from Jeff Parker were then added to the recordings. Parker interpreted, reacted to and in some cases painted a definitive picture of latent melodies within the feedback structures.
Combining and blending these two elements created a basic form for the introduction of keyboard, bass and drum elements to enhance the movements taking shape in the music.
The initial mixes were done analog, in single, first takes with an emphasis on the random nature of the project. Bill Laswell and Bernie Worrell fleshed out the track