‘Run From The Light’ EP
Out Friday 9th September 2016
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Hyetal returns with his first long form piece of music since 2013’s ‘Modern Worship’ LP. On the 3-track release the producer (real name David Corney) further explores the creation of electronic pop atmospheres and uses his voice for the first time. He was inspired by the true electro acoustic reverbs of The Flamingos on their 1959 doo-wop classic ‘Flamingo Serenade’ as well as the most sinister post-punk kraut grooves of Bahaus.
“Over the last couple of years I’ve taken some time out to explore new ways of writing music”, says Hyetal. “This collection of tracks came together after I started experimenting with my own voice. The music is a crash landing on earth. I had always written as a form of escapism, this time the climate around me personally and politically left me with a need for something that felt more connected. I began writing short lines of lyrics. Teaching myself how to sing and trying out different types of vocal processing made music click for me in a way that it hadn’t in a long time. The songs were inspired by the blurs between reality and imagination and the need to belong.”
The EP was recorded using ‘out of the computer’ reverb techniques – which were then sampled and resampled and manipulated back into the recording process, blurring the lines between making his own samples and writing for the finished track.
The EP will be presented with a website made in collaboration with acclaimed Royal College of Art artist Dominic Hawgood and designer Kenneth Shaw, an online place designed to provide a synergistic experience with the music. The artwork itself is based on abstracted portraits shots of the producer, obscured by geometric structures in the same way the music combines the acoustic/personal and the digital/impersonal. The EP will be available to stream in full from the ‘Run From The Light’ website on 9th September 2016.