The Descent

by Shane Morris & [Q]

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"The Descent" - Shane Morris and [Q]

This is the first studio collaboration by US-based Shane Morris and UK-based [Q]. Music mostly created with Native Instruments Absynth and FM8. Charles Darwin's "The Descent", read by Mary Ballard-Johansson, is scattered throughout the track which defines the philosophical background of the nearly 30 minute long form piece.

Run time 27:29


released June 4, 2015

Music created and composed by Shane Morris and [Q].
All mixing, arrangement, and processing by [Q]. Album design by Shane Morris.

Photo: Charles Darwin [Public Domain]

Voice Recording: Source:

Text: The Descent of Man Part 1, by Charles Darwin, Chapter 7, On the Races of Man, Part 1 [Public Domain]

Spoken Word: Mary Ballard-Johansson [Public Domain]

Originally released at Treetrunk Records 2011

All material by Shane Morris and [Q] Copyright © 2011 released under a Creative Commons license for free non-commercial use under certain conditions. BY/NC/ND




Shane Morris Fayetteville, Arkansas

Musician & Composer, Shane Morris creates Tribal Ambient, Atmospheric Drift, & Experimental Electronic music, using Acoustic, Analog, and Digital instruments, hardware, and software.

Morris releases music with Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike, Relaxed Machinery, and independently, as well as Creative Commons licensing.
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