Originally hidden in a very very small number of copies of the 5xCD-R STATIC PHARMING box sets, AUTOCHROMATA is a triptych of weathered and longform drone techno, intended to canonically relate to STATIC PHYSICS, REFLECTOR and deeper works like FISSURED BEACH or NIGHT'S MOISTURE. Constructed via extensive and mathematically harmonious formulae of processing, making creative use of low-bitrate sampling compression, tape saturation and analog reverbs. These pieces are somehow totally "other" while still inhabiting the Halifaxian woods and beaches, standing like secluded ruins of monumental structures long since overgrown or flooded over. Your only anchor in the abyss is a static pulse of a warm sub-bass kick drum, functioning more as a heartbeat than anything musical. AUTOCHROMATA, within this first volume (there are more yet to be issued to the public), focuses on very specific levels of digital and analog audio degradation, albeit in a controlled and directable fashion. Subsequent volumes will continue this approach, albeit with adjusted parameters - subtle shifts in pressure thresholds and depth levels as we map out yet another gigantic body of water.
Remember: It's not a lake - it's an ocean.
released July 25, 2016
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, 2011-2013. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Milieu Music number ABX50. Photography by Rudolf Kremers, UK. Used with gracious permission.