Hope you’re well :)
New release announcement time - so pleased to welcome one of my favourite artists to share their interpretation of quiet details, one of the finest exponents of ethereal and melodically immersive sound-worlds - Brad Deschamps as anthéne.
Out next Wednesday 13th September x
Revered artist and curator of the wonderful Polar Seas label, Brad’s unique style of ever-expanding sonic creations has been evolving for many years - seen through his vast back-catalogue of solo works and collaborations - with releases on labels such as Home Normal, Hidden Vibes, PITP, Oscarson, Dronarivm, Whitelabel Recs, Archives, Ambientologist, Constellation Tatsu and many more - and collabs with qd favourites Ian Hawgood (as Rosales), Stijn Hüwels, Simon McCorry, Andrew Tasselmyer, IKSRE and more.
Fusing electronic explorations with electro-acoustic manipulations and field recordings - this new album, balance, is anthéne at his very best.
Taking the qd idea and in his own words:
Finding aural balance with amplified hiss, static and white noise in unison with melody. Magnifying the smaller details.”
I also collaborated on a couple of tracks as Fields we Found - Brad sent over some pieces, I worked on them here and then returned for him to create the final versions. Lovely to be a part of it - and of course mastered here too.
Limited edition CD with long-form version and Bandcamp digital available as always.
This is a gorgeous and blissful album, huge yet full of intimacy - so looking forward to sharing it with you all x
So much anthéne to check out - here are three of my favs (although could easily have chosen many more!) - highly recommend digging for all his work, all just so good.
Rosales are anthéne and Ian Hawgood - enough said!!
Exciting times! Out this time next week - more then!
Now some shout-outs :)
Still blows my mind to get support from Tony, I’ve been a fan for longer than I can remember - absolute hero, lovely man and understands music as well as anyone.
Highly recommend signing up to Philip’s newsletter - one of the best music journalists around, always on point with sections and opinions.
The legend Ian Boddy giving arovane a shout-out :) I’m sure you all know his work, another amazing body of music and the label boss of the fantastic DiN - check it out, gorgeous synth excursions for days!
HIMNOS PARA LA DERIVA - #275 - a beautiful tribute to the sadly missed Brain McBride - absolute creative genius from Stars of the Lid - RIP x
qd06 ‘t Geruis
Thanks so much for reading and more next week!