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Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings

by Dane Law

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Pits 03:27
Amon 02:40
Scouthead 03:51
Marsden Run 04:49
Delph 04:46
Running Hill 01:27
Michael 02:40
Ponds 02:03
Loping to 01:24


'Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings' is Dane Law’s first release for Astral Plane Recordings, born out of a guest mix for NTS in August 2017. Across prior releases for Conditional, Genot Centre and Quantum Natives, the London-based artist has crafted a sonic space that merges pagan folklore, tensile algorithmic production and hyperrhythmic dance forms.

That NTS mix, titled “Digital Paganism”, was composed of a distinctly uncanny assemblage that drew from Arvo Pärt and The Wicker Man soundtrack. 'Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings' furthers the ideas introduced in “Digital Paganism”, a simultaneously explication of and alienation from its naturalistic tones gone haywire.

Across Algorithmic Music’s 12 songs, Dane Law’s delicate approach to composition is laid bare. Individual sound objects are isolated in space and rotated, forming plastic points in a series of eerie hymns. Guitar and synthesizer sounds are present, distanced from their quotidian origin points by an ascetic utilization of spatial mixing.

Built on MIDI files processed through a second order Markov strong algorithm, songs like “Running Hill” and “Southbound to denshaw” impose a certain music box familiarity, opening a portal to a world of skewed geometries where known forms are not what they seem. Meanwhile, the two part “Delph” saga embraces a spectral queasiness, morphing the ear’s ability to locate the shape of sound in time.

'Algorithmic Music for Synthesised Strings' is out digitally on April 24 and will be followed by a cassette release once regular trips to the post office are logistically feasible.


released April 24, 2020

Mastering: Will Mitchell
Artwork: Awe IX


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