The piece marks something of a departure from my previous electronic music. In Simulated Music, i have allowed the sound materials much more freedom to ‘do their own thing’, leaving them to unfold with minimal intervention. Both in duration and content, the nine ‘Simulations’ heard on the album are a diverse collection, encompassing large-scale, thundering noisescapes and soft, intimate whispers, wide clusters and narrow drones, piercing high pitches and powerful deep bass surges. Ever shifting and transforming, they are together suggestive of the worlds of noise, drone and ambient, yet stand apart from them all, occupying an abstract sonic space that is strange yet beguiling.
Simulated Music is dedicated to the memory of the great Roland Kayn, who died in January of this year.
The album is a limited edition of 50 numbered copies. For more details, to hear excerpts and to order a copy, go here.
There’s also a brief article about Simulated Music on Tim Rutherford-Johnson’s contemporary music blog The Rambler, here.