music for earthquakes

by computerchemist

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Bonus printshop-ready CD artwork is also included in the full download, as well as an introductory article of the Seismological station network of Hungary, by Peter Monus and a combined channel seismograph plot of the earthquake event itself.

      $7 USD  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Personally autographed by Dave (and optionally dedicated to whoever you want it to be), this stylish US-import CD is sure to please - especially at this price!
    Please make sure you specify clearly in the 'send a message' box what name you require for the dedication (and where you want it signed, e.g. front, back, inside), as returns are not accepted for this item.

    Includes unlimited streaming of music for earthquakes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $17 USD or more 




computerchemist's fifth album "music for earthquakes" was released in February 2011. A departure from his normal style, this is an ambient album inspired directly from a 4,8 magnitude earthquake in Hungary on the 29th January 2011. Using raw seismological data from earthquake stations in Tés (Left channel) and Budapest (Right channel) for track 1, and Tés (Left channel) and Gánt (Right channel) for track 2, 3 hours of observational data have been turned into just over 30 minutes of ambience, processed only through harmonic generators, with no other effects or post processing applied. This is music, from earthquakes, for earthquakes.


"This is music research at its finest, exactly what electronic music should be about." - TJ Newton

"A fine piece of work... very meditative and minimalist" - Miklós Maros, composer

"This new tune by Dave can create the type of feeling Eno's masterpiece was created to change, others might find it has a hauntingly supernatural and spooky vibe" -


released February 13, 2011


Realised, composed, produced and mixed by Dave Pearson

Many thanks to Mónus Péter for his assistance at MTA GGKI Budapest and Dr. Tóth László at the GeoRisk Earthquake Research Institute

The Earth: Tectonic Plates

Artwork and design: Angiewoman, cd artwork: Dave Pearson

Recorded and Produced by Dave Pearson at Terrainflight Hungary Feb 2011



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computerchemist Hungary

Computerchemist is the ongoing solo project of Dave Pearson.
ARFM DJ Bruce Gall has remarked on the crossover style of his playing, invoking comparisons to electronic artists Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, and the progressive sounds of Pink Floyd and David Gilmour solo work, Ash Ra Tempel, Mike Oldfield, Steve Hackett, Brian Eno and King Crimson. ... more

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