Artist
Label
James Emrick
Actoma
Soda Gong
/
2023
Includes Instant Download
LP
24.99
SODA012LP / Includes Download Code
Edition of 300 copies, die-cut sleeve, gloss laminate finish, 45rpm
Pre-Order: Available on / around Mar 17th 2023
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1MWLHWOF-4 3:29
2Upqp 3:42
3Skor 2:16
4Nooumenon 6:06
5Saxd 3:25
6NIAUW 2:42
7My TK1 2:53
8Coufal 1:32
9Micle 4:03
10Begin_m 2:58
11Barrel Arbor 2:55

"Actoma" is the new full length record by New York–based musician James Emrick. Emrick may be best known for his work with Kinet Media, handling sound design and scoring for a number of their projects. He utilizes an array of granular and feedback processes within Max/MSP environments to arrive at an idiosyncratic form of computer music that feels willfully opposed to operating within the sediments of the genre. Techniques such as real-time granulation of samples, Shepard tones, grain diffusion, and complex windowing allow Emrick to dramatize his source material in fascinating ways, and each moment of "Actoma" teems with widescreen textural allure. Perhaps Emrick’s greatest accomplishment is creating a music that remains rigorously committed to severe levels of abstraction while avoiding sterility and coldness entirely. It is a strange and otherworldly landscape indeed, but there is a consciousness there to perceive and record it.