On October 4, 2011, Adam Douglas, who records as Kemek, has released his first album on Architects + Heroes Records named Ultimately Always. The album was made in the early 2000s using a hybrid approach of a physical studio with outboard gear and mixer, and a computer. His idea was to take pre-existing works, some whole works, some pieces, and reprocess them with the computer. He then augmented the processed parts with newly composed musical passages. The older pieces/songs were interpreted as memories. And by revisiting them, he was doing what our brains do when we remember. We don’t remember things exactly as they happened but we process and re-process the memories, which are largely fragmented as well. The old memory is gone, but the newly created one takes its place. This is where the title comes in. We will ultimately not remember what happened in an exact way and replace it with augmented versions that we will keep forever, always.
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