The Psychonaut

Erik Deerly & Brian Deck

Descent {to Needle Moon} 
Something Deranged from the Machines
An Unnatural Firebreak Spawns New Life

The Psychonaut is the first three chapters in a “sonic novel” conceived and composed by Erik Deerly and realized by Erik Deerly. The term “sonic novel” was coined by Erik to describe a narrative that is suggested or implied solely by audio stimuli. The Psychoconuat is an artistic exploitation of the human propensity to seek patterns in random information. As such, every listener’s interpretation of this sonic novel is “correct.”

NOTE: This album will be mastered so that the individual tracks play continuously, without audible gaps between them. Unfortunately, the audio player used on this website is not capable of replicating that effect. Two versions are included below for proofing purposes. 

Continuous mix (replicates the final mastered version)

  1. Descent to Needle Moon / Something Deranged from the Machines / An Unnatural Firebreak Spawns New Life Erik Deerly & Brian Deck 41:10

Track cuemix (indicating the mastering cues)

  1. Descent to Needle Moon 1 Erik Deerly & Brian Deck 9:17
  2. Descent to Needle Moon 2 Erik Deerly & Brian Deck 4:45
  3. Something Deranged from the Machines 1 Erik Deerly & Brian Deck 8:00
  4. Something Deranged from the Machines 2 Erik Deerly & Brian Deck 8:23
  5. An Unnatural Firebreak Spawns New Life Erik Deerly & Brian Deck 10:46