"In May 2019, I went on my first overseas trip solo for a weeklong residency at the WORM Klangendum Sound Studio in @worm_rotterdam where I was able to record a wide variety of weird & retro synthesizers. Distilled down to four songs, and mastered by Angel Hair Audio."
-Sam Gas Can
The sounds on this album sit out of time. Like you found a blank VHS with some weird markings on it, and you can't tell if it's from '89 or '09...
A VCO-worshipher's dream! It's all here: Deep bleeps, cathode ray meditations, found-sound collage, bubbly synths, long-form arpeggio workouts, blitzed modulation, a disregard for structure while also retaining a sense of melodic guidance.
Pure weird synthesis at its best.
released April 2, 2021
Recorded primarily in Rotterdam, NL as part of the WORM Klangendum Studio Residency - May 2019, special thanks to Lukas Simonis, Wojtek Szustak, & David Russell
Rack-mounted Roland Juno-60
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Rucci Minimal Drone
Yamaha DX7 Reface
Minimoog Model D
Also features field recordings of a Dutch bird, the interior of Miniworld Rotterdam, some chimes found in the studio, and a turtle eating watermelon.
A warm, creamy kind of electronic psychedelia that invites deep exploration, soaring fantasies, and a comfortable seat from which to survey the majesty of life's feast. Favorite release of 2016. Josh Landes