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Spiraling West Coast modular tweakery fused with a more linear East Coast performance-based approach. These tracks have ended up becoming some of the most distinctive compositions in the subtractiveLAD catalogue. Primarily ambient, somber and meditative, with the odd burst of granular tension, the album deals with feelings of isolation, longing and hopefulness.

This music is suitable for waving at neighbors from windows, hugging your loved ones through a computer screen, avoiding people on long walks around your block and finding hope in small acts of kindness.

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


released May 1, 2020

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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