The Fractal Skulls
The Fractal Skulls
While careful to avoid grinding any axes against digital production, Chris is single-minded in his adherence to analogue sound sources, with his musical setup currently revolving around a core of synths, phaser pedals, echo unit, drone commander and 707 drum machine. The Fractal Skulls is all about exploring the maximum creative possibilities within a limited set of boundaries, relying on the elements of chance and error that are inherent in analogue equipment to open up new directions in the music. “Sometimes I find records these days are too perfect – being too obsessed with perfection means you lose the emotion and the humanity. For me, there are always some mistakes you can almost write around, and after a while they become central to the music.” Early Skulls tracks that have already staked a claim to some kind of indispensability include ‘The Transitional Phase’, on which ebbing and flowing patterns of phased electronics are backed by an imperceptibly swelling bass drone, and ‘Foreign Bed’, whose irresistible organ riff feels like a perpetual motion device, pushing ever forward while somehow possessed by an aching sadness. For Chris The Fractal Skulls is all about creating sonic snapshots of moments in time, weightless and preserved for eternity, reflecting the environment, circumstances and mood that produced the moment. Throughout the recording of his forthcoming album, he has been documenting his ongoing efforts by taking daily Polaroids of his work, equipment, and surroundings, which will eventually form an archive of everything that went into the project, each picture to be distributed as a one of a kind insert with early limited edition copies of the record. http://thefractalskulls.bandcamp.com http://soundcloud.com/fractalskulls NEW EP - DEEP, REPTITIVE, DRONES AND ELECTRONIC EXPERIMENTS, KOSMIK BODY MUSIC Read more on Last.fm.
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