small cover image Solvent - New Ways
Format: CD
Label: Suction Notify Me ( ? )
Price: $11.25

Suction Records is pleased to announce the release of SOLVENT's sixth full-length LP, New Ways: Music from the documentary I Dream Of Wires. Solvent is the venerable recording alias of Toronto's JASON AMM, and after more than a decade of releasing music through esteemed labels Ghostly International and Morr Music, New Ways marks the return of Solvent to his own Suction Records label, his first album for the label since 1999. For the past 3 years, Solvent's obsession with synthesizers and electronic music has taken him on a new path, a journey deep into the world of modular synthesizers. Serving as producer, co-writer and interviewer for I Dream Of Wires, a documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, Solvent's Jason Amm has played a pivotal role in creating one of the most talked-about and revered electronic music documentaries in recent years. Before he came on board as Producer, Solvent was commissioned by I Dream Of Wires' director to create an original soundtrack for the film. The result is New Ways, heard prominently throughout the film, and created, programmed and composed entirely on modular synthesizer systems. The album title is not only a continuation of I Dream Of Wires' nod to Gary Numan. New Ways also pertains to Solvent's all-new modular synthesizer toolkit, introducing many new forms of synthesis to his arsenal of electronic sound. In many ways, the modular synthesizer caused an artistic reset, bringing Solvent's sound full-circle; As on his late-'90s Suction Records albums, New Ways doesn't revel in the classicist synthpop motifs or vocoder-pop of Solvent's Ghostly catalog, but instead on focusses on making strange sounds sing.

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