Tsalal, which is Hebrew for the concept "to grow or become dark," is the title of the brand new 6 track album (and first physical release ever) from ARIADNE. It is a full-frequency, multi-sensory audio/visual experience totaling almost an hour of subsonic tones, glitched out rhythms, synthesized melodies, and extravagant choral passages with hints of Gregorian chants & hymnal somberness. Contained on an absolutely tiny 4GB microSD card housed inside an equally miniscule clear plastic case, Tsalal is tangibly minimal yet digitally immersive, featuring the complete audio compositions as ultra high quality lossless WAV files, as well as matching HD videos of synchronized digital environment renders created by ARIADNE as visual stimuli to further enhance the intricate nature of Tsalal's brooding aesthetic.
The visual portion of Tsalal was designed and rendered in Blender, making heavy use of audio reactive physics simulations. In order to have the album rendered in time for the release date, Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing platform was used to create a render farm that would spin up thousands of instances at a time to render the 60 minute long album.