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Rinchen Choesang Apt title, as the tracks on this.album are terse and aurally demanding at times. Well worth a listen though, as is any SubtractiveLad release. Definitely one of my favourite artists! Favorite track: Refracted.
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Refracted 13:08
In Your Name 10:12


Minimalist analogue modular explorations using distortion as a gateway to new harmonic dimensions. It's heavy... and mellow? In the way a torrent of water can smooth a stone, this music will chill you out with a vengeance. I find that there is also something rather carnal about the enrapturing intensity of these sounds. Safe word is "pineapple".

“Stop what you’re doing and listen to this— especially the first track “Reaching Through” if you only have 21 minutes to spare… I’ve been stuck on this track for days. It’s an evocative work with broad, expansive gestures, downshifts that resonate in the bellows of a planet, and soaring updrafts… This whole thing certainly bears repeating, and it’s now in constant rotation on my home setup.”

Selected as one of the top releases of 2022

- Igloo Magazine

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


released February 14, 2022

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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