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Signer // Selected Dreams 2020-2022 TAPE

Signer // Selected Dreams 2020-2022 TAPE

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This is a cassette limited to 2024 released by New Zealand IDM artist Signer, who has released on labels such as Carpark, Type, and Sub Pop, in February 2 from Vancouver, Canada's IDM label Hotham Sound.

Contains 10 dreamy Lo-Fi IDM - ambient techno - ambient songs created by synths. DL code included.

Below are the equipment used.

Synthstrom Deluge, Waldorf Microwave, Roland D-550, Bowen Solaris, Nava RC.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here To See More HOTHAM Sound Recordings Releases Available at tobira.

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Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. 

tracklist:

1 330:02
2 324:04
3 334:07
4. 306-2 05:12
5 338:05
6 216:06
7. 251-3 05:04
8. 209-1 05:08
9. 322-3 04:34
10 201:07

Hotham Sound Recordings:

"When diving into Bevan Smith's discography, one continuously gets the feeling that the well is bottomless. Whether creating lo-fi soundscapes with Andrew Thomas (Feeling Flying), pastoral IDM in the late 90s style (Aspen), or outsider ambient techno (Signer) , he seems to be everywhere at once (we're not even gonna get into the numerous rock/pop collaborations). But Smith is also an aggressively non-promotional artist, so even though he's released music on labels like Carpark, Type, and Sub Pop, you'd be forgiven for never having heard of him. Regionally isolated in New Zealand, and largely unconcerned with the self-promotional duties required by the contemporary creative economy, he seems to be operating largely on his own terms.

In the fall of 2020, with Covid lockdown in full swing, Smith began to enact a unique personal ritual. Every night he would listen to a single experimental jazz album from the 70s in its entirety before creating music of his own on a single device ( the Synthstrom Deluge). These recordings, which he dubbed 'Isolated Dreams,' then began to appear without notification or fanfare on the artist's Bandcamp page - the first appearing in October of 2020, and the most recent (as of this writing) in February of 2024 (Volume 23). The music here is simple and direct; wavering synth lines draped over a series of repeating rhythms, with occasional micro-changes in texture and timbre, all of it recorded in real time and refreshingly loose in terms of arrangement and production gloss. Like the artist, it seems to exist in a state of self-directed autonomy.

Choosing a cassette's worth of material from this rich archive was not easy, so we collaborated closely with the artist on track choices and placement, curating a representative selection of pieces from the first 15 volumes. It's our hope that this physical release will bring some much needed attention to this unique and ongoing electronic project.
"

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Equipment:
Synthstrom Deluge, Waldorf Microwave, Roland D-550, Bowen Solaris, Nava RC.

Artist: Signer

Label: Hotham Sound Recordings

Cat. Number: HS036

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This is a cassette limited to 2024 released by New Zealand IDM artist Signer, who has released on labels such as Carpark, Type, and Sub Pop, in February 2 from Vancouver, Canada's IDM label Hotham Sound.

Contains 10 dreamy Lo-Fi IDM - ambient techno - ambient songs created by synths. DL code included.

Below are the equipment used.

Synthstrom Deluge, Waldorf Microwave, Roland D-550, Bowen Solaris, Nava RC.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here To See More HOTHAM Sound Recordings Releases Available at tobira.

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

Includes DL code. Cassette in norelco case. 

tracklist:

1 330:02
2 324:04
3 334:07
4. 306-2 05:12
5 338:05
6 216:06
7. 251-3 05:04
8. 209-1 05:08
9. 322-3 04:34
10 201:07

Hotham Sound Recordings:

"When diving into Bevan Smith's discography, one continuously gets the feeling that the well is bottomless. Whether creating lo-fi soundscapes with Andrew Thomas (Feeling Flying), pastoral IDM in the late 90s style (Aspen), or outsider ambient techno (Signer) , he seems to be everywhere at once (we're not even gonna get into the numerous rock/pop collaborations). But Smith is also an aggressively non-promotional artist, so even though he's released music on labels like Carpark, Type, and Sub Pop, you'd be forgiven for never having heard of him. Regionally isolated in New Zealand, and largely unconcerned with the self-promotional duties required by the contemporary creative economy, he seems to be operating largely on his own terms.

In the fall of 2020, with Covid lockdown in full swing, Smith began to enact a unique personal ritual. Every night he would listen to a single experimental jazz album from the 70s in its entirety before creating music of his own on a single device ( the Synthstrom Deluge). These recordings, which he dubbed 'Isolated Dreams,' then began to appear without notification or fanfare on the artist's Bandcamp page - the first appearing in October of 2020, and the most recent (as of this writing) in February of 2024 (Volume 23). The music here is simple and direct; wavering synth lines draped over a series of repeating rhythms, with occasional micro-changes in texture and timbre, all of it recorded in real time and refreshingly loose in terms of arrangement and production gloss. Like the artist, it seems to exist in a state of self-directed autonomy.

Choosing a cassette's worth of material from this rich archive was not easy, so we collaborated closely with the artist on track choices and placement, curating a representative selection of pieces from the first 15 volumes. It's our hope that this physical release will bring some much needed attention to this unique and ongoing electronic project.
"

***

Equipment:
Synthstrom Deluge, Waldorf Microwave, Roland D-550, Bowen Solaris, Nava RC.

Artist: Signer

Label: Hotham Sound Recordings

Cat. Number: HS036