Ambitious and captivating; expansive, textured and unique, this is Herd’s ‘Arteater’.
Since we began our record label, like the radio show and blog from which it spawned, we’ve never been just one style, one sound. And this, this record, clearly makes that apparent.
Jason Thomson has since 2007, through several net based labels, worked on a multi-part series of abstract experimental electro, ambient electronica and drone soundscape material, collectively titled ‘Tangents’. ‘Arteater’ continues that vein of sonic tapestry, yet stands out on its own.
Thomson’s influence is drawn from many places, most obviously that of Future Sound of London. Impressed enough were they, the duo have released material of his via their own FSOLdigital imprint.
Pushing the limits of vinyl recording length we have cut close to 20 minutes a side of sound without comprising on quality. We work closely with our mastering and cutting engineers, none more so than here.
We could continue writing fancy, descriptive words, but as with all our releases, we let our music do the talking, and there’s a lot to hear in this one.
released May 27, 2016
Produced by Jason Thomson
Front Cover Art by Jason Thomson
Mastering by Black Monolith Studios
Vinyl Cut by Keith Tenniswood at Curve Pusher
Publishing by Copyright Control
Design & Layout by makemassair (makemassair.co.uk)
Astonishingly good electronic tunes for a tenner and for a good cause. As well as titans 808 State, Autechre, Plaid, B12, etc... the lesser known artists shine. Get and enjoy! Played Quandary Wand at my wedding after Halcyon by Orbital. :) Egg Wizard