The follow-up album to ‘Ousia’ (2021), ‘Terrain,’ reflects on the human relationship with nature. The album title references a musical language that connects Spieth’s music production practice to feelings of proximity to nature.
‘Terrain’ was forged in deep solitude.“It’s an interplay of euphoric flashes and introspection,” – says Spieth. The eight compositions take the listener into a captivating cascade of sonic textures resembling internal state fluctuations and emotional release—the tension between the organic warmth and static curves broads tones into liquified roars and empty spaces.
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Unlike Spieth’s previous albums, ‘Terrain’ holds more intimate gestures and emotional sensibility. Soothing frequencies here are intended to create a state of awareness in the listener. It is a work of conceptual and emotional beauty, evoking a form of spatial imagery that is as grounding as elevating.
Press release – Joachim Spieth – Terrain (AFFIN Records)
Artist: Joachim Spieth
Cat.: Affin LP05 LTD
Release date: Friday, October 28. 2022
A1 Terrain 1
A2 Terrain 2
A3 Terrain 3
A4 Terrain 4
B1 Terrain 5
B2 Terrain 6
B3 Terrain 7
B4 Terrain 8
“The album title reflects on my desire to explore a new facet of my practice while staying true to myself. My music is also a product of my environment. I regularly go out in nature, taking long walks and trying to perceive the surroundings consciously. The album cover is originally a photo. It is an abstraction of what I visualized while making the album.
I’m fascinated by the idea of sculpting sound, pushing it to the limit, through alienation, stretching, and compression. I create everything live in Ableton. I’ve been doing this since 2016, also to have the projects kind of ready for live performances. I’ve been focusing on using one program since I noticed that I was getting lost in gears. I see Ableton live as a modular studio, without hardware.“
Joachim Spieth is a German DJ, producer, sound designer, and founder of Affin Records. He has released numerous records on labels as renowned as Wolfgang Voigt & Michael Mayer’s Kompakt, among others.
All tracks written and produced by Joachim Spieth
design | markus-guentner.de
mastering | artefactsmastering.com
distribution | www.spacecadets.world
website | joachimspieth.de
discography | https://joachimspieth.de/about/
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