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2018 11 02

 

01 Microscopium Recurse

02 Revsic

03 Oustrue

04 k-0

05 Astra

06 Sentik Pin

07 Brux

08 Anemap

09 Pngtrk

10 Opaque Ke

11 Eylansec

12 Takara

 

https://richarddevine.bandcamp.com/album/sort-lave

 

 

After a break of 6 years, Atlanta based electronic musician, producer and sound designer Richard Devine returns with a new album ‘Sort\Lave’ on Venetian Snares‘ Timesig imprint. Recorded between 2016 and 2017 using Richard’s custom built Eurorack modular system and two Nord G2 Modular units, Sort\Lave features 12 tracks of intricate electronica that ranges from abrasive percussive experiments such as ‘Revsic‘ to ‘Astra’s dazzling juxtaposition of sounds and onto the radiant ambience of the album’s closer ‘Takara‘.

 

Talking about the album’s genesis Devine explains “I’ve been using modular synthesizers since I was 17, but have never written complete tracks using these newer systems. This was my first experiment to see if it would be possible and I probably spent about 5 years building up the systems that I used on this album.”

 

“I wanted the record to sound very different to my previous works which had been more cold, digital, clinical even, and had all been made using computers. The aim here was the complete opposite, to create something that felt very organic, detailed, spacious, big and warm and just as importantly, a record that you could put on and play all the way through that flowed in a seamless way.”

 

This new approach was to prove fruitful and enabled Devine to create music in an entirely new way. “I really wanted to break free from timeline-based music creation and do things with my hands on the fly,” he explains. “So the tracks are more like captured snapshot performances where I could experiment and play around with the idea of probability-based sequencing for every patch, string multiple sequencers together that would feed other sequencers to come up with interesting rhythms and melodies. It was really fun coming up with new sounds this way too, I felt like I created several I haven't heard before with this album. Some of the tracks on the album were complete accidents and evolved from something that happened spontaneously. In the end I feel this is one of the best records I have released to date, so I’m very excited to share it with the world.”

 

Making his debut in 1995, Devine’s releases for labels including Schematic, Warp Records and Detroit Underground have established him as one of the leading figures within the electronica community. In addition to his musical productions, Devine has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career in sound design, developing patches for many of the world’s leading music technology businesses and working with companies such as Google and Nike.

 

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Been loving the clips and shizzle he has been posting on Instagram.

 

Bang up for dis

 

 

me too.  so many great complex jams. can't wait to hear whatever he decides to release. i'm sure he's sitting on a ton of tracks!

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from the clips ive heard its going to sound 90% like elseq and i´m not even joking or being sarcastic or ironic or a hater or.....

 

oh no! hope not

 

 

 

several months ago he told me he was sitting on around 150 tracks so it could sound like anything... but i think divine sounds like richard divine... his instagram is full of rad modular jams which is what i expect this to be.. though he has been working on stuff that surachai refered to as "Dad IDM" which is like melodic stuff.. also on his instagram.. 

 

i'm hoping for the abstract stuff like the thing he put out on detund RISP - http://detroitunderground.net/archives/ducd04-5

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he has been working on stuff that surachai refered to as "Dad IDM" which is like melodic stuff..

lol

 

Does this refer to the kind of chilled out loungey R&B stuff he does? I like it, it's a bit cheez but I love the idea of going to a bar for drinks and someone's on stage with a beastly modular pumping out those soulful chords, it's like a 90s vision of the future.

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Huh, I don't recall ever hearing a Devine track I'd describe as melodic, and I'm pretty sure I have everything he's released.  But Dad IDM is hilarious.  I'm using that for my own electronic music from now on.  Better yet, Intelligent Dad Music.

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Huh, I don't recall ever hearing a Devine track I'd describe as melodic, and I'm pretty sure I have everything he's released. But Dad IDM is hilarious. I'm using that for my own electronic music from now on. Better yet, Intelligent Dad Music.

Check his instagram/facebook jams. There's tons of the stuff. I think going balls deep into eurorack has weirdly made him lean more melodic.
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Huh, I don't recall ever hearing a Devine track I'd describe as melodic, and I'm pretty sure I have everything he's released. But Dad IDM is hilarious. I'm using that for my own electronic music from now on. Better yet, Intelligent Dad Music.

Check his instagram/facebook jams. There's tons of the stuff. I think going balls deep into eurorack has weirdly made him lean more melodic.

 

 

 

Richard COleman DEvine EP on schematic is pretty melodic stuff imo.  glitchy and crunchy but lot's of "tunes" to my ears.

 

i think he's classic piano player and knows the music theory though so can do all the note based music he wants if he wants.. 

 

and yeah.. the melodic lounge type things are all up in his instagram jams.. i think that's what was refered to as "Dad IDM" by surachai.. which will get gobbled up by the cheesy festival heads in america.. they love that stuff.

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Huh, I don't recall ever hearing a Devine track I'd describe as melodic, and I'm pretty sure I have everything he's released.  But Dad IDM is hilarious.  I'm using that for my own electronic music from now on.  Better yet, Intelligent Dad Music.

Check out his Richard Coleman Devine ep on Schematic, very melodious and beautiful.  My favorite record of his.

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