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Granular Electric Guitar

by subtractiveLAD

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Aster 04:18
Delphinium 04:32
Krysanthemon 04:05
Heliotrope 03:50
Iris 04:26
Aconite 04:16
Narcissus 04:34
Crocus 04:41
Lotus 04:10
Melia 04:02
Hellebore 03:45
Yarrow 04:28
Campanula 04:26
Anemone 04:36
Hyacinth 04:16
Dianthus 04:31


Each track is a solo guitar performance that has been completely transformed through a granular synthesis algorithm that I built in Reaper (primarily utilizing Omnisphere). You will find that the algorithm I built has allowed for quite a wide range of timbres and textures. Some tracks feature the mechanics of the guitar coming through more overtly, while others pretty much obscure any clear aspect of the original guitar sound. As technical as it was to setup initially, once it was established, the algorithm was very inspiring and the tracks just rolled out of me (thus the rather high track count).

The mood for this release shifts around through meditative ambient to dense shoegaze and even playful rhythmical experimentation. There is an arc / journey of emotion that one can experience if you listen from beginning to end. The album ended up being fairly cinematic, overall.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at 24 bit / 96 kHz for your high resolution pleasure.


released October 1, 2021

Composed, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Stephen Hummel.


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Stephen Hummel Vancouver, British Columbia

Music has always been a central part of my life. Over the years, as I have developed as an artist, my music has become the primary filter through which I process my experiences and emotions. My creative approach is to use the recording studio as an instrument of expression - to use technology as an extension of physical performance. Improvisation is always a core part of my creative process. ... more

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