Recorded at Stockholm's EMS Elektronmusikstudion during a Guest Composer residency in 2013.
Using a combination of the vintage analogue equipment at EMS and various computer processes, the material on “TRACE” was recorded and mixed specifically for diffusion over the Audiorama 17.4 surround sound system, custom built and installed inside the decommissioned torpedo workshop on Skeppsholmen island in Stockholm.
Mastered by Joe Panzner, sleeve photography by Eddie Nuttall, thanks to Ian M Fraser.
A long haul of a listen building and decaying as compositional interest demands. The sound world feels completely open, sounds that, when placed next to each other would seem wildly opposed flow nicely into one another. Maximum psychoacoustic squeegee harmonics pile out into the ears. bkudler
an album that focuses on blasts and releases, patterns and less-so-pattern-y compositional moments. The movement from pattern-y rhythmic pulsing, even danceable? to rich, drone-y, expansive, even noisey? are idiosyncratic, natural and fun. Nothing ever builds up too much or lays too strong of a foundation, so stops and shifts are more than allowed and when a shift does occur there's a safety in knowing it will change soon. Amazingly recorded, great sounds. bkudler