Low Light Dreams
"First forward-thinking musicians began experimenting with electronic instruments, then some abandoned the traditional band setup (and the band) entirely for the computer. It's a trend that has been observed by New Zealand native Bevan Smith (aka Signer) for many years. Abandoning his indie rock past and embracing the burgeoning 'electronic' scene of the mid 90s, Bevan created many gorgeous IDM and ambient techno records as Aspen and Signer. Yet after a while he felt constrained by the digital music making process. It had become as formulaic as the indie rock he abandoned in the 90s. It was time once again for something new. Low Light Dreams explores a sound that Bevan himself calls 'nu-indie': incorporating elements from first-wave post-rockers like Seefeel, dub-influenced techno, and some of the more blissed-out items from the Kranky Records' catalog."