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ARTIST
TITLE
Multiphonia
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
COMP 425CD COMP 425CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/29/2013

Compost presents the exciting debut album from Robinn, a native Frenchmen now based in London. Multiphonia delivers a bass-heavy sound that sits somewhere between Four Tet, Bonobo, Mount Kimbie, post-dubstep, and electronic reggae. Featuring the vocals of Nathaniel Pearn aka Natural Self. The artist's childhood had two superstructures, a very difficult childhood with divorced parents, distant friends, rough French hip hop culture, and the more beautiful, sunny reggae and dub culture. This diversity, split in soul, mind, and thrill-seeking society influence his production, while such broken arrangements and deep sounds are a typical post-dubstep phenomenon. Working with Nathaniel Pearn has forced Robinn to add more structure to the instrumentals, because Nathaniel is a songwriter with deep lyrics and a futuristic, graceful, broken voice. Multiphonia is inspired by "multiphonics," an extended technique in instrumental music in which a monophonic instrument (one which generally produces only one note at a time) is made to produce several notes at once. Robinn took a similar approach with Nathaniel Pearn's voice on the album -- his vocals are used as lyrics but also as material, re-sampling it to create loops, pitch, chords, etc. Some instrumental tracks like "Syntax Error" and "Talk to Me" are produced with Pearn's voice used as the main component, but also as abstract texture, too.