Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A review of "Algorithms" from Richard Allen for A Closer Listen

"At this point, Apta may be content to ride out the post-rock wave, but it seems more likely that he is realizing the potential of cross pollination. Highlight the field recordings and drone, the static and stuttering beats, and this project may grow into something unique. The bigger the risk, the bigger the gain or loss, but we’ve always been fans of going big. We’re already looking forward to the next chapter."
Richard Allen for A Closer Listen 

Monday, June 4, 2012

waag_rel003 - listen here

I've embedded the Bandcamp player below... have a wee listen:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

waag_rel003 aka Algorithms by Apta has dropped

OK... I went early... I said it would drop tomorrow but... I couldn't wait. Yes, it's that good!

Four tracks from Apta that live in that wonderful no-mans-land of post-rock, ambient, and electronic sounds. Four tracks that I've had for a wee while now and come to adore.

As I say on the release notes... I was delighted when Apta offered this EP for release on weareallghosts... it's the kind of music we wish to promote by the kind of musician worthy of promotion.

I really do hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Here's what Apta had to say about the EP:

I have made this EP as an attempt to fuse together the contrasting styles of music I love. By encompassing the melodic sensibilities of instrumental post-rock with the slightly skittish rhythmic nature of IDM and electronic music, I am trying to refine my sound into a cohesive whole. This EP was based around the idea of a problem, and a resolution, The contrast of light and dark, and the transformation from one into the other. 
Conceptually, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but as with most things, it is merely a step towards the eventual goal. 
I'm eternally grateful for everyone out there who likes this, and as ever, to Thomas and weareallghosts.co.uk for giving me the encouragement to carry on. Thanks to all of you who listen.

The EP is available at 320kbps for free over on Archive.org or lossless for pay what you want over on Bandcamp.com. ALL profits will go to Apta... so if you can support this young and upcoming musician... please, please do so.

In closing, my thanks to Apta for entrusting me with his EP... and to you for listening.