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Merrin Karras // Apex 2xLP

Merrin Karras // Apex 2xLP

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Merrin Karras, who has been active since the mid-2000s under the name of Chymera, made his debut under his real name in the United States.Released as a 2-disc set from A Strangely Isolated Place.Includes 8 ambient electro songs with a brilliant synth sound.Green vinyl specification, DL code included.It is out of print.

From the label:

Written and recorded in two Berlin winters, it's a record driven by a widescreen contrast between celestial beauty and engulfing black hole intent. Flawlessly produced, Vangelis panorama and vintage sci-fi exist in a space where drums and rhythmic elements have been willfully stripped out — and where the synths can truly breathe.

“I decided to set myself a few ground rules for the music: no drums or percussive elements and no samples. They helped me to focus but, in a sense, it's. The process of album creation benefited from new freedoms that Gregoriy bestowed upon himself. not such a drastic shift. I've always made melodies the focus point of all my tracks and it was quite liberating to make music where I didn't have to worry about the best way to arrange it for the dancefloor. ”

The results are remarkable. Combining his gilded production with an armory of hardware (including the Moog Minitaur, Vermona Mono Lancet, Juno 106, Nord Rack 2, and the Korg Monotron) Apex serves as both a modern ode to the synthesizer and a reverential nod Freed from the focus of the club, it allowed Gregoriy to craft a narrative; each track following a similar arc as the tension builds before gilding. From the spectral ebb and flow of title track to the Blade-running intent of “Elevate”; the unsettling darkness of “Severance” to the star-lit swirl of “Liberant”, these beat-less constructs bloom and exhale with an uninhibited cinematic purpose.

“I wanted to make something that I could listen to when I travel, something I could enjoy just for what it was,” he concludes. “I only realized when I was about 80% done that I had the makings of an album, and I'm really proud of the album because it's something that I still listen to and enjoy. Hopefully other people. I didn't want to take any tracks out, or make other ones to add to it. will feel the same. ”
 

Artist: Merrin Karras

Label: A Strangely Isolated Place

Merrin Karras, who has been active since the mid-2000s under the name of Chymera, made his debut under his real name in the United States.Released as a 2-disc set from A Strangely Isolated Place.Includes 8 ambient electro songs with a brilliant synth sound.Green vinyl specification, DL code included.It is out of print.

From the label:

Written and recorded in two Berlin winters, it's a record driven by a widescreen contrast between celestial beauty and engulfing black hole intent. Flawlessly produced, Vangelis panorama and vintage sci-fi exist in a space where drums and rhythmic elements have been willfully stripped out — and where the synths can truly breathe.

“I decided to set myself a few ground rules for the music: no drums or percussive elements and no samples. They helped me to focus but, in a sense, it's. The process of album creation benefited from new freedoms that Gregoriy bestowed upon himself. not such a drastic shift. I've always made melodies the focus point of all my tracks and it was quite liberating to make music where I didn't have to worry about the best way to arrange it for the dancefloor. ”

The results are remarkable. Combining his gilded production with an armory of hardware (including the Moog Minitaur, Vermona Mono Lancet, Juno 106, Nord Rack 2, and the Korg Monotron) Apex serves as both a modern ode to the synthesizer and a reverential nod Freed from the focus of the club, it allowed Gregoriy to craft a narrative; each track following a similar arc as the tension builds before gilding. From the spectral ebb and flow of title track to the Blade-running intent of “Elevate”; the unsettling darkness of “Severance” to the star-lit swirl of “Liberant”, these beat-less constructs bloom and exhale with an uninhibited cinematic purpose.

“I wanted to make something that I could listen to when I travel, something I could enjoy just for what it was,” he concludes. “I only realized when I was about 80% done that I had the makings of an album, and I'm really proud of the album because it's something that I still listen to and enjoy. Hopefully other people. I didn't want to take any tracks out, or make other ones to add to it. will feel the same. ”
 

Artist: Merrin Karras

Label: A Strangely Isolated Place