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Hi all! Our new album is out! It's post-...something, dubby, distorted and weird. One track got tons of terrestrial airplay; another seems to be getting picked up by a bunch of blogs. One guy I know says some of it sounds like Tool, but I don't hear that myself.
It's grubby and strange and full of cool drumming and custom DSP code and modular gear used as a *conventional instrument*. We recorded the whole thing in a day. I hope you like it! Cheers.
Album link: https://gyro.lnk.to/SpectralGates
SPECTRAL GATES is a collaboration between Steve Allison & Daniel Arena (who also perform individually as Scruffamudda and Daniel Arena's Musical Entertainment Cube). The duo create energetic, ethereal and apocalyptic electronic beats, dub and post-rock.
In late 2019, after a seven year break from playing together in bands, they went into a hacked-together DIY studio space for a day and came out with the bones of a self-titled album, scheduled for release on streaming services and Bandcamp March 31:
"I'd just finished getting my recording rig sorted out again following some sessions for other bands, and it felt silly to pack it all away again in storage without doing some more tracking. Somehow this led to a one-day unplanned recording in a rehearsal room with me and Steve Allison - nothing written in advance, the very slightest amount of prep (most of which we discarded), and a terrifying mountain of instruments and equipment. Just, like, three of everything. Loopers and synths and mess. Angry homemade digital. I think I had ten different ways to make a guitar sound more distorted ready to patch in.
Going in I wanted to capture some of the sheer exhilaration of making a terrible racket with friends. There's nothing like letting a guitar just feedback, barely under control. The air takes on mass and menace. Infamous noise pioneer Lucas Abela joked in an interview about one of his public installations that experimental music is a lot more fun to make than to listen to, and I was expecting this would go the same way. Maybe we'd capture a bit of that.
What I hadn't counted on was that Steve and I would find something musically coherent from the first seconds of recording, and we kept gravitating back towards sanity in the sessions. The literal first thing we recorded survived through as track one on the album - this big, dubby, distorted thing that just rolls and flows and makes sense, and most of the album grew out of this apocalyptic cloud of electronic tension.
Three minutes into a totally improvised piece that's working, you get this terror, you have to figure how to land this crazy machine before the wings fall off. We got a few good landings on tape."
Geek Pit is back and to celebrate our new home at Broadcast, we're having a party! Coming along to party with us is BEATWIFE (LOVE LOVE), UPSTANDING MONK (Void), THE PARLIAMENTALIST (Audiobean) and WIT!?
It's completely free entry all night, and there will be lots of party goodies available on the night.
Back on Scottish soil after a spell in LA, BEATWIFE finally graces Geek Pit with his own personal brand of wonk and sparkle. Mashing fidgety breaks with wall to wall acid, Love Love and Planet Mu favourite Beatwife's live sets have captured dancefloors and headspaces across the globe.
Crafting sonic soundscapes like a machine, Glasgow's Upstanding Monk has built a reputation for himself as a purveyor of finely fashioned acid rave. A must see for those who like their tunes simutaneously introspective and banging.
Blending politics, breaks and Daniel Bedingfield, The Parliamentalist manages to troll the establishment while pleasing the ears. A son of Thanet, Kent now resident in Glasgow, Audiobean co-conspirator the Parliamentalist is a Geek Pit favourite
Half-naked jet-setting local jouster blasting out mashup rave bizznizz and touching up all the lads! With sets as tight as his boxers expect a sonically charged sexual experience! Wit!? Makes wrong feel so right. CAUTION: YOU WILL GET WET
By Guest Rulohead32
Release date: 24 September
It also has been leaked.
Anyone has heard this band? Opinions? What do you think the album will sound like? Do you like the singles?