MELD

by Stephen Hummel

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Watch the official video for "Birds" here: youtu.be/RGHJ_J2k7Qo

Combining elements of Synthpop, IDM and Ambient Electronic Music, Stephen Hummel has crafted an album that looks back on the history of Electronic Music, while carving a new niche of its own. Those familiar with Hummel's subtractiveLAD project will find that Meld includes his signature blend of analogue elements fused with lush ambiance but with a greater focus on vocals and song-structures.


Igloo Magazine:

igloomag.com/reviews/stephen-hummel-meld-self-released

"A well-oiled release that will surely agree with fans of Bitcrush, Tobias Lilja, Syntax and even mid-80s Depeche Mode for that matter."


The Big Takeover:

www.bigtakeover.com/recordings/stephen-hummel-meld-self-released

"MELD is an impressive, stunning, out-of-nowhere release that satisfies whilst leaving the listener wanting more."


Textura:

www.textura.org/reviews/hummel_meld.htm

"In truth, Hummel's level of skill and craft is so high that he could probably take on any genre and turn out a good result, and Meld is no exception in that regard."


Cyclic Defrost:

www.cyclicdefrost.com/blog/2012/07/stephen-hummel-meld-self-releasedbandcamp/trackback/

"...there’s certainly more than you’d usually expect lurking beneath the deceptively accessible tracks collected here, making Meld a more pop-oriented collection from Hummel that retains plenty of intriguing substance."


Side-Line:

www.side-line.com/reviews_comments.php?id=48258_0_17_0_C

"This is a kind of antidote to dark-ambient music, illustrating how ambient music can be fascinating without being dark and haunted."


[sic] magazine:

www.sicmagazine.net/articles/1155/stephen-hummel-meld

"Well ladies and gentlemen, sometimes simplicity is genius. "


Skeleton Crew Quarterly:

theskeletoncrewquarterly.blogspot.ca/2012/09/meld-stephen-hummel.html

"Hummel’s exhaustive approach pays off with a dedication to detail that most fringe-dance records would prefer to loop over."

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released May 15, 2012

Written and Produced by Stephen Hummel

Mastered by Shahin Al Rashid @ Medicine Man Mastering
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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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Track Name: Phoenix
hey you
just roll with it
let the past fall behind you
don't let the haters bring you down
you're stronger than that

look them in the eye
as you bring down the sky around them
in a flash of light so bright
they will never hurt you again

hey you
you can live with it
let the rest fall away
get back on your feet and stand tall
you're stronger than them

look them in the eye
as you bring down the sky around them
in a flash of light so bright
they will never hurt you again

hey you
come on now...
Track Name: Away
stars fall slowly in your eyes
come with me
as the world dies
away

you and me, we're learning with warm sighs
come with me
into new skies
away

hold my hand
come with me
hold my hand
endlessly

away
Track Name: Birds
giving it all away
making it disappear
making it all OK
making it all so clear

finding a new way through
push it until it glows
feeling all shiny and new
push it until it shows

touch me and start the game
show me the way without words
hold me over the flame
and fly in the sky with the birds
Track Name: Forever
forever

tomorrow

yesterday

always

never

now
Track Name: Somehow
tonight is the night
yesterday is done
tomorrow looks bright
we'll dance in the sun

you are all I need now
we will make it somehow