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Broken Into 645 Pieces

by Argyre Planitia & Head Joint

0105 12:12
0106 10:18
0107 10:48
0108 07:50
0109 06:26
0110 07:00



released April 15, 2014

Cover art by Peter Solf


I started to learn synth programming and make sounds with them in 2011.
A synthesizer can sound like anything, that one has heard before ñ but itís real purpose is to create sounds, that no one has ever heard before.
I do not focus on music in the conventional sense (melody, rhythm), I focus on sounds. And I try to assemble those sounds in a way, that they take the listener to a mental journey far away.

Influences and music that I like:

One album and one film that changed my view on music drastically: the Pink Floyd film ìLive in Pompeiî and my first K. Schulze album ìTimewindî. Before that, I liked the music in the charts, after thatÖ
I grew up with the music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Pink Floyd & Brian Eno. Later I focused on different music from the black / "gothic" / industrial / avantgarde scene. And from time to time I like gregorian chant.
During the last years, I discovered the large field of dark ambient.

Instruments used:

I work mostly with software instruments, but that is not a philosophy, they are simply cheaper than hardware and, more important, they occupy less space.
NI Komplete: Absynth, Massive, Reaktor (Razor, Spark, Prism, Skanner), Kontakt (for the some Hollow Sun Instruments including: SOTU, Cognosphere, Shangri-La and others)
Folktek: Illuminist Garden
Meng Qi Music: Sidrassi
Mutable Instruments: Shruthi-1 (hybrid synthesizer)
iOS Synths: Sunrizer (BeepStreet), iMS20 (Korg), Aturia iSEM, The Droner (Julien Bayle), Filtatron (Moog Music), Cube Synth (VirSyn), Magellan (Yonac Inc.), The Droner (Julien Bayle), Filtatron (Moog Music)
Zoom H2 (field recorder)

Aryre Planitia Websites - petroglyphargyreplanitia.wordpress.com soundcloud.com/argyre-planitia


Been recording since 2003


Progressive Rock, Experimental/Experimental Rock, Electronic, Ambient (made for Eve Online and Petroglyph Music), Nature, A Cappella

Group Members

Victor Rivkin (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) (Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Gemshorns, Trumpet, Drum Machines, Electric Organ, and Keyboards)

Michael (Ontario, Canada) (Saoninal/Skitz) (Producer, Midi Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Guitars, Piano, Flute, Violin, Xaphoon, Tin Whistle, Clarinet, Pan Flute, Fife, Harmonicas, and Software Vst Instruments)


dredg, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Frank Zappa, Tangerine Dream, King Crimson, Yes, The Beatles, TV on the Radio, Muse, Tom Morello, Kitaro, 65 Days of Static, Celebration, Mute Math, Bjork, Tagaq, Oceansize, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Genesis (only with gabriel), Anathallo, Bill Nelson, Brian Eno, Silverchair, Clann Zu, Bloc Party, Biffy Clyro, Hootie and the Blowfish, Maximum Balloon, Strata, Stomacher, Panic Division, Sparta, As Tall As Lions, Minus the Bear, ÜÜÜ (Crosses), Polyenso, Fair to Midland, The Mars Volta, The Dear Hunter, Closure in Moscow, Pixies, Neverending White Lights, RX Bandits, Hotel of the Laughing Tree, Dead Letter Circus, Children of Nova, Junius, The Trophy Fire, The Attending, Emanuel and the Fear, Broken Iris, Ramona Falls, Matthew Good, Apes & Androids, Alt-J, The Intersphere, Icarus the Owl, Breaking Orbit, Strata, Deftones, mewithoutYou, Kaddisfly, Anathema, Karnivool


/ AMD 4 Core 3.5ghz - 6gb ddr3 1600mhz Ram - Windows 7 64bit - 6tb of HD space
/ E-MU X-Board 49 key
/ Edirol PCR-A30 32 key
/ Creative SB Live 24 Bit External Soundcard (Asio)
/ Fender (Squier) Starcaster guitar
/ Hondo 12 string acoustic guitar
/ William's Studio Upright Piano
/ Hammond Organ M102
/ Native Instruments Komplete 8
/ Steinberg Cubase 5.1
/ Steinberg The Grand 2
/ Steinberg Groove Agent 2
/ Steinberg Hypersonic 2
/ Propellerhead Reason 5.0
/ FL Studio
/ Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
/ Spectrasonics Trilian
/ Spectrasonics Omnisphere
/ Motu Mach 5
/ Sonic Synth 2
/ Garritan World Instruments
/ Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3
/ Garritan Instant Orchestra
/ Garritan Personal Orchestra 4
/ Garritan Concert and Marching Band 2
/ Garritan Classic Pipe Organs
/ Garritan Giga Harp
/ Ibanez Gi0 electric guitar
/ Alto Gemshorn by Cip
/ Soprano Gemshorn by Susato
/ Ion ied05 electronic drums (inactive)
/ Fender (Squier) P-Bass
/ Boss DD20 x 2
/ Boss CE20
/ Zvex Fuzz Factory
/ Takamine Jasmine Acoustic Electric Guitar (needs repairs on the electric section, used anyway)
/ Line 6 Verbzilla
/ Line 6 DL-4 (inactive)
/ Digitech Whammy 4 (needs repairs)
/ Digitech Whammy Drop Tune
/ Drum Station DT-010
/ Jam Origin Midi Guitar
/ Kjaerhus Classic Audio vsts
/ Majken's Pan-Oh!-Rama and Grizzly
/ Korg Kaoss Mini Pad 2
/ ElectrokraftPickups.com Tone Box
/ Frostwave Sonic Alienator (needs repairs, using it anyway)
/ Electro Harmonix Crying Tone Wah Pedal
/ Samson CO1U Meteor USB Microphone
/ Slide Didge (needs repairs)
/ Trumpet (needs repairs using it anyway)
/ First Act Clarinet
/ First Act Flute
/ First Act Violin
/ Hohner Harmonicas C D G
/ Hohner Harmonica Piedmont Blues Set
/ Maui Xaphoon (Pocket Sax)
/ Clarke Tin Whistle
/ Yamaha Fife
/ Pan Flute
/ 100s of VST Software Instruments
/ 100s of VST Software Effects

Our list of instruments will continue to grow. We will incorporate all sorts of sounds to further enhance the journey we bring to our listeners

Head Joint Websites - petroglyphheadjoint.wordpress.com soundcloud.com/headjointambient1


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