Kevin McHugh returns to his Delft imprint as LA-4A for his & the label's first artist album. Over twenty years of interest and expertise in music, art and technology have coalesced into 'Phonautograph', with its titles (and the LA-4A project itself) named for analogue communication technologies that at one point heralded a new future before receding into obsolescence. The artwork is also drawn from McHugh’s time in the art world, with DL Alvarez contributing a hand-drawn reproduction of a still image from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey: as with all LA-4A productions, the artwork is a result of analogue source material which is then digitally manipulated. Phonautograph represents an artist album in its purest sense: a deeply personal work that feels like the culmination of a lifetime of passion and experience - one that ebbs and flows across a variety of styles and tempos, from the electrifying acid house and electro of ‘Resistor’, 'Capacitance' and ‘Dialup’ to slower tempo ambient and experimental excursions such as ‘Frequenzvariabler’, ‘Blitzlicht’ and ‘Semantron’.
released May 20, 2016
(P) 2016 DELFT RECORDS
(C) 2016 DELFT RECORDS
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