Another year on the HITD calendar, another stunning new solo release with Brian Case Plays Paradise Artificial.
This third album somehow manages to compile and condense the best bits of its predecessors, and the magnificent viridian, glacial universe developed by Case since the beginning of his solo ventures is brought to the forefront.
The Chicago artist centres his elusive, dehumanised compositions around two simple, minimal elements. Using just vocals and synths, he has created a simultaneously modern and post-apocalyptic soundtrack, where music exists as the final traces of the footsteps of humanity.
released June 22, 2018
Cat #: HITD 041
All tracks composed, performed by Brian Case
Recorded by Jeremy Lemos
Mastering by Helmut Erler @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
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I've wanted this album for a while now. It's hard to go wrong with the work of Eric Skodvin. When combined with Aaron Moore, they make for a strange pair. It's definitely the most concrete I've ever heard Skodvin sound, delivering upon darker jazz-like offerings paired with somewhat gothic electro-acoustic abstractions. The most enjoyable moment for me comes with the clobbering rhythmics found in "Grown Horse". More of whatever that is, please. Lost Tribe Sound