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ARTIST
TITLE
Contemplative Figuration
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
SODA 005LP SODA 005LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/25/2020

With Contemplative Figuration, Broshuda pushes his amorphous, impossible-to-pin-down music in exciting new directions. Stitched together in various European cities over the last few years, it is the artist's most dynamic and ambitious release thus far, drawing equally from musique concrete, beat research, ambient, tape collage, and spoken word. Episodic in nature, the collection functions well as a sort of impressionistic travelogue, with romantic, hazy atmospheres coaxed from borrowed equipment, serendipitous recording sessions with old friends, and even a drum sequence programmed with Mario Paint, among other curios and sleights of hand. Broshuda deftly wrings bonafide cohesion and balance from these disparate source materials, tools, and locations, as on opener "Kakigori," which allows a snaking harmonic drone the space to evolve before exploding it into a sort of seething, dubbed-out pointillism. Later, "Lied Fuer Hase" concocts a potent, humid atmosphere of beautifully evolving acoustic piano loops and elegant narration. Taken as a whole, Contemplative Figuration is a weightless, transportive record, one that is bursting at the seams with ideas, mischief, and a restless spirit. New album by Broshuda after releases on Haunter Records, Phinery Tapes, and Sonic Router. Features Elen Huynh, Mo Chan, and Manta. Artwork by Alex McCullough and Niall Wynne Lewis. Mastered by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering. Includes download code.