Apparatus

by subtractiveLAD

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about

Originally released in 2008 via n5MD, Apparatus is the album in which Hummel appears to be most comfortable with his ideas and usage of sound. It is this comfort which allows Apparatus to envelop the listener in a profoundly personal way. Lofty classic ambient refrains, shoegaze splendor and muted broken beat trickery are all stylistic fair game. Comparisons can be made to a wide rage of artists such as Ben Frost, Eno, Namlook, and even label mate Bitcrush.

CDs of this album can be purchased from n5MD (limited stock):

n5md.com/discography/155/Apparatus


"... he incrementally shifts his sound yet again, purposefully adding to his already considerable repertoire." - Angryape

"Throughout the hour-long set, subtractiveLAD's hazy ambiance and fluid textures blossom in ten tracks that are more typically celestial in character than overpoweringly aggressive." - Textura

"Apparatus is easily Hummel’s most impressive and emotionally candid sounding album as subtractiveLAD to date, and a record truly deserving of n5MD’s self-described tag ‘emotional experimental electronica'." - Cyclic Defrost

"Apparatus is an incredibly pleasing album to listen to from start to finish and should appeal to shoegazers everywhere." - The Skinny

"Is it good? Put it this way – I think I just found my brand." - Evilsponge

"Amongst the swelling ambience Hummel includes everything from guitar, synths, drums and layered synth/guitar drones to produce a varied, ever evolving and captivating album. There are not many electronic musicians who can pack as much feeling and emotion into a track as Hummel does with Apparatus. He just gets better with every album." - Side-Line Magazine

credits

released August 17, 2014

Written and produced by Stephen Hummel

Mastered by Shahin Al Rashid at Medicine Man Mastering
i0.ca/mmm.html

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Stephen Hummel Vancouver, British Columbia

Stephen Hummel has evolved into an artist that consistently defies expectations. By creating music that ignores genre labels and focuses on emotional weight, Hummel has managed to avoid the pitfalls of trendiness and style-over-substance.

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