Archive for July, 2018

July 17, 2018

Bret Hart’s DubbleThud is out

The multi-talented king-of-collaborators Bret Harold Hart brings his latest experimental collection to life through Spectropol. As with other Hart projects, this is a hybrid, with prog, jazz, rock, ambient, and noise elements worked in with a kind of electroacoustic improv perspective. There’s a playfulness in many of the tracks here, an invitation for things to happen, an attitude of exploration that provides no shortage of great moments!

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July 4, 2018

presenting Eidolons – a survey of adventurous electronic music

Eidolons: A Survey of Contemporary Electronic Music

Steve Mueske set out to produce a compilation that reveals some of the complexity, scope, and variety of current electronic music. Spectropol is happy collaborate with him on the release of Eidolons, an album that celebrates non-mainstream music and brings together artists from a variety of places and scenes. The album also includes some longer works, which are often overlooked on compilations.

In organizing the playlist Mueske also wanted pieces that might “converse with each other in a fortuitous way – an excerpt of a larger conversation that extends beyond the boundaries of a “mere” collection. Along those lines Pierre-Luc Senécal’s breathless acousmatic “Urban Gardens” rubs elbows with Busevin’s sound art piece “Three Chants for Computer” and Shane Byrnes’s meticulous deconstruction of a cello performance in “Machinato for Strings.” There are several microtonal pieces by Christopher Bailey, Paul Cousin, and Carlo Serafini, detailed dark ambient work by Fastus, Antonio D’Amato and Bálint Baráth, beautiful and disturbing sound collages, several sonic experiments, and a sublime classical piece by Paul Marquardt.” 

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