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DEEP LEARNING // Evergreen Tape / CD

DEEP LEARNING // Evergreen Tape / CD

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This is the debut album by DEEP LEARNING, an ambient artist born in Australia and living in the UK, released on the ambient label Oxtail in Sydney, Australia.

Includes 10 tracks of post-new age glitch ambient dub and ambient techno that use the glitches in the composition to skip the recorded CDR. Comes with DL code.

The artwork is a piece in the forest where he often goes for a walk with his son.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Oxtail Recordings releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code.

Equipment used: Luxman Compact Disc Player, Maxwell CD-Rs, Omnisphere, Native Instruments Massive, field recordings, Fender Jazzmaster, voice, Ableton Live.

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Text by Oxtail Recordings:

"Evergreen is the third full-length album from DEEP LEARNING, the solo project of UK-based Australian composer Richard Pike (of PVT/Pivot and Forgiveness), his first DEEP LEARNING release since Dataverse in 2018. Inspired by regular walks in Epping Forest with his five-year-old son, and constructed around skipping and CD glitch textures, the album explores themes of repetition, stasis, regeneration, and rebirth. illist plastic softsynths, guitar and voice, Pike reaches a new summit in his development as a sound artist.

Literally made by taking a screwdriver to self-recorded CD-Rs, the album explores multi-layered micro/macro polyrhythms, inspired by experimental pioneers of CD glitch Markus Popp, Yasunao Tone and Tim Hecker, as well as the emotive directions and dovetailed precision of the American Minimalists. Using the glitches as a base layer to guide the compositions, Pike builds hypnotic, fluid worlds of sound from their scattered clicks and hiccuping grooves, a meditation on the “holding patterns” of daily existence during the time the album was. During this time, Pike fostered a daily practice of new musical explorations, and Evergreen became a statement of inner and outer worlds, of connection to family and the physics of music.

The cover features Pike's photo of his son during one of their regular escapes Epping Forest in Essex, UK that mirrors the depth of layers on the recording: The trees cast a natural vignette around the mystic scene, drawing your eyes toward the ripples upon the water The play on light reveals a tranquil yet dynamic energy. A sense of innocence symbolized by the boy held in a vast metaphysical awe.

Pike says “For me that photo links directly to the music, my experience of the time I was making Evergreen, spending so much time with my boy, every day, in a forest. to imbue in the music.”

Evergreen is also about resilience and the enduring state of creativity against odds. As Nick Cave quoted in 2020: “…this is lockdown's near forbidden secret and terrible truth — that at the heart of grief, and midst mayhem, carnage and deep sadness, people do beautiful things.”

Artist bio (via Oxtail Recordings):

"Richard Pike's work exists between ambient, glitch, techno and hybrid orchestral. He has released on Warp Records with PVT, sound-designed with United Visual Artists and is an AACTA (Australia)-nominated score composer for Romper Stomper. Founder of Salmon Universe Records , Richard is also a Wavepaths team member (music for psychedelic therapy), and is in the band Forgiveness."

Artist: DEEP LEARNING

Label: Oxtail Recordings

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This is the debut album by DEEP LEARNING, an ambient artist born in Australia and living in the UK, released on the ambient label Oxtail in Sydney, Australia.

Includes 10 tracks of post-new age glitch ambient dub and ambient techno that use the glitches in the composition to skip the recorded CDR. Comes with DL code.

The artwork is a piece in the forest where he often goes for a walk with his son.

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Oxtail Recordings releases available at Tobira. 

------------------------

Includes DL code.

Equipment used: Luxman Compact Disc Player, Maxwell CD-Rs, Omnisphere, Native Instruments Massive, field recordings, Fender Jazzmaster, voice, Ableton Live.

****

Text by Oxtail Recordings:

"Evergreen is the third full-length album from DEEP LEARNING, the solo project of UK-based Australian composer Richard Pike (of PVT/Pivot and Forgiveness), his first DEEP LEARNING release since Dataverse in 2018. Inspired by regular walks in Epping Forest with his five-year-old son, and constructed around skipping and CD glitch textures, the album explores themes of repetition, stasis, regeneration, and rebirth. illist plastic softsynths, guitar and voice, Pike reaches a new summit in his development as a sound artist.

Literally made by taking a screwdriver to self-recorded CD-Rs, the album explores multi-layered micro/macro polyrhythms, inspired by experimental pioneers of CD glitch Markus Popp, Yasunao Tone and Tim Hecker, as well as the emotive directions and dovetailed precision of the American Minimalists. Using the glitches as a base layer to guide the compositions, Pike builds hypnotic, fluid worlds of sound from their scattered clicks and hiccuping grooves, a meditation on the “holding patterns” of daily existence during the time the album was. During this time, Pike fostered a daily practice of new musical explorations, and Evergreen became a statement of inner and outer worlds, of connection to family and the physics of music.

The cover features Pike's photo of his son during one of their regular escapes Epping Forest in Essex, UK that mirrors the depth of layers on the recording: The trees cast a natural vignette around the mystic scene, drawing your eyes toward the ripples upon the water The play on light reveals a tranquil yet dynamic energy. A sense of innocence symbolized by the boy held in a vast metaphysical awe.

Pike says “For me that photo links directly to the music, my experience of the time I was making Evergreen, spending so much time with my boy, every day, in a forest. to imbue in the music.”

Evergreen is also about resilience and the enduring state of creativity against odds. As Nick Cave quoted in 2020: “…this is lockdown's near forbidden secret and terrible truth — that at the heart of grief, and midst mayhem, carnage and deep sadness, people do beautiful things.”

Artist bio (via Oxtail Recordings):

"Richard Pike's work exists between ambient, glitch, techno and hybrid orchestral. He has released on Warp Records with PVT, sound-designed with United Visual Artists and is an AACTA (Australia)-nominated score composer for Romper Stomper. Founder of Salmon Universe Records , Richard is also a Wavepaths team member (music for psychedelic therapy), and is in the band Forgiveness."

Artist: DEEP LEARNING

Label: Oxtail Recordings