Steve Hauschildt

Where All Is Fled

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Steve Hauschildt's new album is his first since the late 2012 release of Sequitur. Although Where All Is Fled sonically harkens back to his earlier albums such as Rapt for Liquid Minister and Tragedy & Geometry, it slowly becomes apparent that it is also a divergence from those recordings.

Both the artwork and the music on this new work were heavily inspired by surrealist landscape paintings, early alchemical emblems, and recurring visions.

The result is a pristine series of cascading melodies, fantastical terrains of layered lattices, and overlapping patterns of synthesizers superimposed with orchestral instrumentation. Hidden in the crevices of the album are processed crowd sounds, re-sampled text-to-speech synthesis, piano, and animal noises which reveal themselves after repeated listens and blur together notions of artificial and natural sound. While slowly unfurling, each sound is given it's own place and space, never hurried, never cluttered.

The album is a modern kosmische milepost, and the most accomplished statement of Steve Hauschildt's vision yet.

Steve Hauschildt: Where All Is Fled

Eyelids Gently Dreaming Steve Hauschildt 5' 57''
Arpeggiare Steve Hauschildt 7' 33''
A Reflecting Pool Steve Hauschildt 3' 10''
Anesthesia Steve Hauschildt 4' 25''
Vicinities Steve Hauschildt 5' 02''
Edgewater Prelude Steve Hauschildt 1' 23''
In Spite of Time's Disguise Steve Hauschildt 5' 28''
Where All Is Fled Steve Hauschildt 4' 23''
The World Is Too Much with Us Steve Hauschildt 5' 03''
Aequus Steve Hauschildt 6' 18''
Caduceus Steve Hauschildt 5' 04''
Sundialed Steve Hauschildt 5' 35''
Lifelike Steve Hauschildt 3' 56''
Centrifuge Steve Hauschildt 3' 48''

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