I work alone at my studio, all instruments here, in tune, ready to enter if I need them, electronic processors set up, a dat recorder at the output of my mixer to record everything. The loopers are the main platform for my work. They allow me to record, overdub, create, arrange, try, search and find. Everything is at hand in a matter of seconds. I work hastily, playing and recording my musical ideas immediately. I orchestrate as i add a new phrase onto the loop by playing the instrument that's required. Creating, arranging, mixing, giving form to the composition, it's all done in one session per song. Each session could take a whole day of work. Generally speaking, either the song is complete or it's abandoned [though no time is wasted "even if the piece is not to last" as this process of making music is always a source of insights]. Lately I began to work with every instrument I play, looking for integration in the aesthetic as much as in the orchestration. This is a new stage in my music. It was shaped thru wind instruments, analog synthesizers, electric guitars, percussion, toy-instruments [which I've been using for years], pianos, violins and anything that sounds interesting for me. I've never worried about the style, I go with the ideas as they flow. My own voice appears anyway, and at the same time I can hear in Amber & Topaz echoes of all the music that I've loved. -Sami Abadi.