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Containing one long exploratory track in two parts, Andrew 'Os' Ostler's (Darkroom) debut is his most personal release: One that reflects a unique vision what electronic music can be in the third decade of the 21st century.
Bucking the trend for setting up a complex generative modular synth patch and recording “one take, with no overdubs”, each sound is patched, played, recorded, and torn down ready for the next one. Many layers are then painstakingly edited up into a coherent whole. On top of all this rides Andrew’s bass clarinet, processed, sometimes looped, but always adding a vibrant contrast to the churning machinery.
“The sonic equivalent of enjoying a cigar in your leather-upholstered vintage car while hurtling down the autobahn. Unashamedly nostalgic for the polyrhythms of ’70s Berlin school, yet infused with contemporary drone sensibilities and lifted by soaring solo lines.” - Milly Manet
Vinyl in spined sleeve with polylined inner.
Crossing The Line, part 1 (20:45)
Crossing The Line, part 2 (20:16)
Andrew Ostler - modular synthesizers, bass clarinet
Composed, recorded and mixed by Andrew Ostler.
Digital version mastered by James Edward Armstrong.
LP mastered by Peter Haigh at Pierhouse Studios.
Design by Carl Glover for Aleph Studio.