Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Discoverer - Build a Base

If Brandon Knocke's album isn't what Keenan described as "hypnagogic pop", then I don't know what is. Maybe it's something more - eschewing the hazy, lo-fi sound for a crystal clear, sprawling and lush production. The music of Discoverer is a sort of ambientalized, instrumental minimal synth/synth pop, with slow beats giving pace for retrofuturistic synth sounds. The closest reference would be Dan Lopatin's (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) remix of Chris de Burgh's "Lady in Red", but here the songs are 100% original and not sampled/remixed etc. Like playing GTA Vice City on your drug of choice. Ultra fucking highly super recommended.

Originally released on cassette on Overland Shark

Discoverer - Gestures from Heuback on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Heuback said...


New Discoverer LP in the works for Digitalis. Here is another project from same artist, as Charlie Song: