Giving up the Ghost

by subtractiveLAD

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Originally released in 2005 via n5MD, "Giving up the Ghost" is about hope and the ability to keep moving forward. Loss and sadness are balanced with feelings of transcendence and fragility. Threaded emotions and evolving rhythms seemingly transmit an aura of pure sonic ambiance. Warm analogue frequencies cycle around reflective moods while skittering beats continue to expand throughout the inherent mangling of electrical wires. As an emotional snapshot of the heart, "Giving up the Ghost" fuels the mind with magnetic electricity and a sense of optimism in a world full of chaos.

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

n5md.com/discography/129/Giving-Up-The-Ghost


"Hummel's album ultimately impresses for the strong emotional core that emerges over the course of its unfolding; an audible human heart clearly beats at the core of this particular machine." - Textura

"An astonishing debut of subtractiveLAD!" - Sutemos

"As a storyteller, Hummel's talents are clear —- surging and shrinking, striking and retracting, he has crafted that rarest of creatures: an electronic album that's difficult to pigeonhole as mechanical." - Splendid Magazine

"There is so much wonderful sound to be found here of a genuinely heart-felt quality... Highly recommended." - Grooves Magazine

"I’m sure you will find yourself playing this release over and over and it will mature each time you listen. I thoroughly enjoyed this epic CD and it comes highly recommended so go out and get it!" - Modsquare

"Giving up the Ghost is one of the 10 best computer-music albums I’ve heard this year." - Georgia Straight

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released August 16, 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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