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The HERD thread - New Headphone Commute mix

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Re: The HERD thread - DRKFLR006 Vinyl previews

PostTue Jun 07, 2016 5:52 pm

https://reviews.headphonecommute.com/20 ... oor-sound/

new review of Arteater by Headphone Commute:
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Re: The HERD thread - DRKFLR006 Vinyl previews

PostSat Jun 11, 2016 1:09 pm

Just a little bump to say that Arteater is now available to buy - digital or vinyl:

https://darkfloor.bandcamp.com/album/arteater

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and a new mix coming soon too.
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Re: The HERD thread - DRKFLR006 Vinyl previews

PostThu Jun 16, 2016 7:04 pm

New review up today from IDieYouDie.com

http://www.idieyoudie.com/2016/06/obser ... 15th-2016/

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Years before I was consciously fascinated by electronic music in its own right, I’d had it inoculated within me through countless science fiction films and even the odd sound effects record. The idea that pure electronic sound design can engineer its own speculative world isn’t a new one, but UK producer Jason Thomson has been working in the same soundscape vein as the likes of Future Sound Of London (and has released material in conjunction with FSOL) for several years, whittling jet-black architecture and futuretek out of claustrophobic sweeps and clangs, pushing the idea of ambient techno to its very limits. Arteater reverse engineers the sort of sample-heavy urban noir worlds that Burial and others have constructed for themselves. While the latter might build entire rhythmic tracks out of a pair of metallic clangs or sound effects, Thomson sculpts individual sounds and passages, only to toss them about the mix with haphazard abandon, recreating a cluttered ambiance where others might seek to impose a more familiar and rhythmic order. When a very recognizable Blade Runner sample crops towards the end of the closing title it feels like a bit of a let down; Thomson’s perfectly capable of conjuring his own SF soundscapes without having to lean on the classics.

I'm fairly sure I haven't sampled Blade Runner but ho hum.
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostSun Jul 03, 2016 11:25 am

Few more reviews if anyones interested:

Headphone Commute
“…On Arteater, fragments of memories get triggered with nearly recognizable sounds, and I’m floating on the edge of consciousness that only exists between a dream state and wakefulness. Eyes still open I begin to respond emotionally to images unheard and sounds unseen, patterns unlatched and voices unhinged. This is a bipolar trip into the sensory mind’s eye, where the soundscape of the untapped cognizance is only known to the very self – that twisted psyche of dreamscapes, explored and returned to in deadly flashbacks and lucid nightmares. This is the place that my inner architect has built, and Arteater is the soundtrack to these abstractions…” – Headphone Commute

I Die You Die
“…UK producer Jason Thomson has been working in the same soundscape vein as the likes of Future Sound Of London (and has released material in conjunction with FSOL) for several years, whittling jet-black architecture and futuretek out of claustrophobic sweeps and clangs, pushing the idea of ambient techno to its very limits. Arteater reverse engineers the sort of sample-heavy urban noir worlds that Burial and others have constructed for themselves. While the latter might build entire rhythmic tracks out of a pair of metallic clangs or sound effects, Thomson sculpts individual sounds and passages, only to toss them about the mix with haphazard abandon, recreating a cluttered ambiance where others might seek to impose a more familiar and rhythmic order…” – I Die You Die

Rivet (Kontra-Musik, Skudge)
“EVIL”

Sunil Sharpe (On The Hoof, Works The Long Nights)
“Brilliant sound (s)! A record that I’ll most likely be listening to than be playing out, but will find a way to fit it in. Nice work!”

Bombardier (Division 13, Low Res, Void Tactical Media)
“Very cool”

David Meiser (Nachtstrom Schallplatten, Reloading Records)
“Nice EP. Once again pushing the boundaries of the pre-establish sound”

Swarm Intelligence (Acroplane, Ad Noiseam, VOITAX)
“Sounding great”

Israel Vines (Borrowed Language, Eye Teeth)
“Excellent stuff. This is a great sounding release. Looking forward to continued listens”

Savier (Bloody Funny Clown)
“It’s fucking class. Just what I needed.”
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostMon Jul 04, 2016 1:03 am

Hmm... I'm gonna have a go at this one pretty soon...
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostTue Jul 05, 2016 7:17 am

Cheers mate, be good to get some feedback from here.
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostFri Jul 15, 2016 11:00 am

Haha, that's awesome man :D
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostMon Jul 18, 2016 7:33 pm

Cheers mate, I had hoped that some people on here might discover it themselves on seeing the actual vinyl. Thought it might be a nice surprise.
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostMon Aug 08, 2016 7:29 pm

A little review and interview from the Acidted music blog:

https://acidted.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/herd-arteater/
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostThu Aug 11, 2016 8:57 am

Come to daddy, ARTEATER Vinyl...
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostThu Oct 20, 2016 1:22 pm

Last time I played this I noticed my stylus was giving out so had to wait to get the cash for a new one - finally gave it a listen today though. Definitely your best work yet, I'm enjoying the more noticeably structured elements, particularly the almost industrial section near the end of side 2. Some incredibly detailed stuff in there. Not sure it benefits from having to flip sides halfway through, I'd say it's a record that would suit CD over vinyl. Otherwise, really nice.
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Re: The HERD thread - Arteater reviews

PostThu Oct 20, 2016 3:24 pm

Cheers mate.The general consensus has been that side 2 works better.The decision to have a vinyl release was entirely down to the label.Although I did enjoy the opportunity to produce some cover art in that format.
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Re: The HERD thread - New mix

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Re: The HERD thread - New Headphone Commute mix

PostThu Jan 05, 2017 1:14 pm

My copy arrived yesterday, gonna give it a good and careful spin on the weekend!

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