Ital Tek


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Follow up to his acclaimed 2016 album 'Hollowed'. As on that album, the sounds on 'Bodied' are highly designed, but this time barely a whisper of dance music remains. Instead it's built around acoustic elements and ghostly choral arrangements, refracted and transformed into atmospheric, alien forms which are given the time to settle and transform. Rhythm is used only as a tool to give his world a sense of dark, mechanical momentum. Alan explains; "After completing 'Hollowed' I had over a year away from writing any of my own material. I needed to find a way back in and I rediscovered the joy of music being a release as opposed to a job. I was sketching out lots of ideas very fast, squeezing in quick bursts of writing at the beginning or end of long studio day spent working on other musical projects. I put a much greater focus into the sound design and palette than I had before. I wanted to make the music sound very physical, geometric, and monolithic, as if it inhabited a physical space. With this album I was much more concerned with dynamics and the discipline of holding tension; the use of space and silence to provide a counterpoint to the intensity. Most importantly, I was keen for there to be a human acoustic foundation, so I did a lot of live recording of cello, violin, harp and guitar - anything I could get my hands on. I was certain that I wanted there to be a greater vocal presence - nothing lyrical or at the forefront but to give it an underlying organic quality - to impart some humanity into the music."As Ital Tek moves further from his roots, he's creating new sounds and spaces in which his music can exist.

Ital Tek: Bodied

Ital Tek - Bodied - Adrift Ital Tek 3' 30''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Become Real Ital Tek 5' 01''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Cipher Ital Tek 5' 07''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Lithic Ital Tek 3' 33''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Isolation Waves Ital Tek 1' 33''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Vanta Ital Tek 4' 57''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Across Time Ital Tek 6' 15''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Hymnal Ital Tek 4' 27''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Blood Rain Ital Tek 3' 51''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Prima Ital Tek 4' 13''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Fragility Ital Tek 1' 36''
Ital Tek - Bodied - Bodied Ital Tek 4' 43''
Ital Tek - Bodied - The Circle Is Complete Ital Tek 5' 14''

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