The Book of Shardtron, is a sonic novel about a dark and enchanting crystalline world, featuring beats of underground artists and producers.
The Shardtronian world is as dangerous and dark as it is decadent and glittering. A combination of the organically faceted and the unnaturally angular. it is a place of beauty, the ancient and the advanced morphing into one another, never quite separating but never really fully in sync either. We the Shardtron collective are attempting to capture this struggle piece by piece.
Chapter 2 was produced by Sal Cordova. Cordova is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in Sound design/ engineering. He has produced tracks for Chicago rapper, Miz Windy City as well as other artists and been the M&M mastermind behind the recent EP's of Toa (Wide Open) and REMINGTON(Summon Birds).
Chapter 2, Nephrite Spires: City Zone 83, evokes a scene of an off-world colony densely packed with futuristic skyscrapers. It's a glimmering beacon of human achievement and technological progress at the edge of space and time. "I wanted my piece to capture this futuristic vibe," says Cordova, "so I used a combination of processed field recordings, guitar textures, and glitchy percussion to give it an organic sci-fi feeling. I started with acoustically recorded sounds and manipulated them until they became something new."
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released March 30, 2013
Producer/ Composer, M&M by Sal Cordova
Artwork by REMINGTON (Remington Messinger)
Concept of Book/ Mixtape by Born Down (Andrew Valenzuela) and REMINGTON (Remington Messinger)