Appleviolet is a recording session from late 2014 that yielded Malus, a piece of composting techno that warps and builds on a sample from one of my favorite video games, along with four other pieces that tangentially explore the terrain surrounding Malus. The result somewhat resembles my Verdant Acre series, but also delves into more direct dub techno movements in the 'Hollow' and 'Rains' versions. Further still, the 'Black' version sheds overt rhythm elements in favor of texture, temperature and color, until finally imploding on itself across the micro-cosmic 'Malus [Obliterated]' in its half-hour excursion. Embryonic, primordial, organic.
released May 14, 2015
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, Fall 2014. Mastered by The Analog Botanist at Botany Bay, May 2015, from the original session tapes. Cover photograph taken by the multitalented Rudolf Kremers, and graciously used with permission. This is Milieu Music number ABX42.