Nucleus

by subtractiveLAD

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about

“The wreckage of stars - I built a world from this wreckage.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nucleus" emerged out of live hardware jams in Stephen Hummel’s "subtractiveLAB" studio. Feeling the need to approach his music creation in a more tactile way, “Nucleus” was composed almost completely using hardware instruments, sequencers and effects, including a barrage of analogue synthesizers, an MPC and various stomp-boxes. The album explores new sonic territory for the subtractiveLAD project, while representing an emphatic return to the IDM/classic analogue fusion that originally defined the subtractiveLAD sound. Listeners following subtractiveLAD’s journey over the past decade will find the familiar strong emotional core inside music made from wires and machines.

These mixes are the high-res masters and FLAC listeners will enjoy 88.2 kHz / 24 bit fidelity.


Textura:

www.textura.org/reviews/subtractivelad_nucleus.htm

"An entire history of electronic music can be gleaned from Stephen Hummel's latest subtractiveLAD collection... Beat-driven productions and ambient mini-epics rub shoulders throughout, making for an ever-stimulating and picturesque travelogue."


Igloo Magazine:

igloomag.com/reviews/subtractivelad-nucleus

"Nucleus is self-contained electrical bliss, balanced by the outer edges of hardware-driven industrial, ambient, classical and experimental infusion."


Cyclic Defrost:

www.cyclicdefrost.com/2016/03/subtractivelad-nucleus-self-released/

"...balancing more melodic and delicate elements with a darker undercurrent, without allowing either of these sides to subsume the other and detract from the sense of emotional pull."


Headphone Commute:

reviews.headphonecommute.com/2016/05/09/sound-bytes-deru-subtractivelad-murcof-x-wagner-and-somatic-responses/

"... Nucleus maintains that classic sonic territory that would be familiar to fans of an era steeped in fearless exploration, evolution and expansion of experimental sound, we all collectively referred to as beloved IDM."

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released February 29, 2016

Written and produced by Stephen Hummel

Mastered by Shahin Al Rashid at 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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