Herd

ARTEATER

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Description

Ambitious and captivating; expansive, textured and unique, this is the sound of Herd.

Since we began our record label, like the radio show and blog from which it spawned, we’ve never been just one style, one sound.

Since 2007 via several net based labels, Herd has worked on a multi-part series of ‘Tangents’ – abstract experimental electro, ambient electronica and drone soundscape material. ‘Arteater’ continues in that vein of sonic tapestry, yet is very much its own complete piece. Herd’s influence is drawn from many places, most obviously that of Future Sound of London. Impressed enough were they the duo have released material of his via their own FSOLdigital imprint.

Pushing the limits of vinyl recording length we cut close to 20 minutes a side of sound without comprising on quality. We work closely with our mastering and cutting engineers, none more so than on this release.

We could continue writing fancy, descriptive words, but as with all our releases, we let our music do the talking, and there’s a lot to hear in this one.

Release Date – 27.05.2016
Mastering – Black Monolith Studios
Cover Art – Jason Thomson
Art Direction & Design – makemassair
Vinyl Cut – Keith Tenniswood

Additional information

Weight 237 kg
Format

Vinyl, Digital

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Press & Support

Headphone Commute - "...On Arteater, fragments of memories get triggered with nearly recognizable sounds, and I’m floating on the edge of consciousness that only exists between a dream state and wakefulness. Eyes still open I begin to respond emotionally to images unheard and sounds unseen, patterns unlatched and voices unhinged. This is a bipolar trip into the sensory mind’s eye, where the soundscape of the untapped cognizance is only known to the very self – that twisted psyche of dreamscapes, explored and returned to in deadly flashbacks and lucid nightmares. This is the place that my inner architect has built, and Arteater is the soundtrack to these abstractions..."
- reviews.headphonecommute.com/2016/06/07/herd-arteater-darkfloor-sound

I Die You Die - "...UK producer Jason Thomson has been working in the same soundscape vein as the likes of Future Sound Of London (and has released material in conjunction with FSOL) for several years, whittling jet-black architecture and futuretek out of claustrophobic sweeps and clangs, pushing the idea of ambient techno to its very limits. Arteater reverse engineers the sort of sample-heavy urban noir worlds that Burial and others have constructed for themselves. While the latter might build entire rhythmic tracks out of a pair of metallic clangs or sound effects, Thomson sculpts individual sounds and passages, only to toss them about the mix with haphazard abandon, recreating a cluttered ambiance where others might seek to impose a more familiar and rhythmic order..."
- idieyoudie.com/2016/06/observer-june-15th-2016

Rivet - "EVIL"
- Kontra-Musik, Skudge

Sunil Sharpe - "Brilliant sound (s)! A record that I'll most likely be listening to than be playing out, but will find a way to fit it in. Nice work!"
- On The Hoof, Works The Long Nights

Bombardier - "Very cool"
- Division 13, Low Res, Void Tactical Media

David Meiser - "Nice EP. Once again pushing the boundaries of the pre-establish sound"
- Nachtstrom Schallplatten, Reloading Records

Swarm Intelligence - "Sounding great"
- Acroplane, Ad Noiseam, VOITAX

Israel Vines - "Excellent stuff. This is a great sounding release. Looking forward to continued listens"
- Borrowed Language, Eye Teeth

Savier - "It's fucking class. Just what I needed."
- Bloody Funny Clown