SUBTRACTIVELAD: Life At The End Of The World (n5MD)

themilkman on Mar 24th 2010 01:30 am

SubtractiveLAD: Life At The End Of The World

SUBTRACTIVELAD
Life At The End Of The World
MD173
n5MD 2010
10 Tracks. 63mins14secs

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Anchored somewhere between the refined ambient work of Brian Eno and the lush hazy guitar motifs of Slowdive, Vancouver-based Stephen Hummel, AKA SubtractiveLAD, has become, in the space of six albums in as many years, one of the most prominent artists to have emerged from the n5MD stable. From his first steps away from his background as a jazz musician back in 2005, he has predominantly been found scouring the outer reaches of ambient electronic music, and while his subsequent record, Suture (2006) introduced a slightly more beat-driven approach, he returned to vast atmospheric soundscapes with No Man’s Lab (2007), this time supplementing his largely electronic set up with a guitar, an instrument which, in extremely treated form, has since become central to his work. Continue Reading »

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