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NEW RELEASE
CONNECT_ICUT - EVEN MORE LIKE SPACE EP




Part of the Even More Like Space Program. Mastered by Stephan Mathieu. Digital only. Completely free.

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RECENT RELEASE
CONNECT_ICUT - MUSIC FOR GRANULAR SYNTHESIZER


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connect_icut - Music for Granular Synthesizer





Music for Granular Synthesizer is a new triple-cassette EP from connect_icut, the Canadian electronic music artist responsible for Crow & Kittiwakes Wheel and Come Again (2013), Small Town by the Sea (2014) and Rage Coma (2017). While those albums were mostly created using computer software, this new EP is essentially a test recording for a new all-hardware set-up.

Whereas other electronic music producers who have made the software/hardware switch have simultaneously adopted an analogue-only approach, connect_icut remains firmly rooted in the digital realm. The six extended tracks collected here delve into the granular synthesis techniques developed by computer music pioneers like Curtis Roads, Barry Truax and Guy Reibel. Only without using a computer, as such.

The other way this music differs from that of the aforementioned pioneers is in its rawness and spontaneity. The source sounds were created with whatever was at hand, which usually turned out to be a Casio SK-1 toy sampler. The finished tracks are somewhere between proof-of-concept test runs and seat-of-the-pants improvisations. Somewhere along the line, this resulted in surprisingly beautiful music, which is presented here for your delectation.

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2017 RELEASE
CONNECT_ICUT - RAGE COMA




Rage Coma combines core elements of the last two connect_icut albums - taking the disorienting wall-of-drone from Crows & Kittiwakes then mixing it with the spacious, atmospheric beats from Small Town by the Sea. Of course, when you ram those beats into that particular wall, they're not going to stay spacious for very long. So, Rage Coma is a claustrophobic listen, packed tight with all manner of strange collisions. Lead single "Come Across", for instance, sounds like Gang Starr's DJ Premier producing Swiss cyber-rock heros The Young Gods. As ever, connect_icut refuses to reduce music to easily explicable soundbites. And yet Rage Coma is perhaps the most compelling, addictive product yet from this decade-old electronic music project.

Recorded between June 2014 and December 2016. Digital only, completely free.

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2014 RELEASE
CONNECT_ICUT - SMALL TOWN BY THE SEA


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connect_icut - Small Town by the Sea







Small Town by the Sea (Aagoo, 2014), is simultaneously connect_icut's most accessible and most ambitious album. It's the first to feature a truly solid rhythmic underpinning (aka beats) but it also packs in all manner of epic song structures, processed field recordings and general psychedelic madness.

Dedicated to connect_icut's home-base in Vancouver, Canada, Small Town by the Sea twists familiar environmental sound tropes (bird song, ocean waves) into new shapes, creating an uncannily powerful sense of place and time. As with all connect_icut productions, the results are both enveloping and ominous.

The album is being issued in two completely different versions a tight, punchy mix for CD/download and another, more expansive mix for vinyl. To provide the deepest, most immersive sound possible, the vinyl version has been cut as two 45rpm 12" singles.

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2013 RELEASE
CONNECT_ICUT - CROWS & KITTIWAKES WHEEL & COME AGAIN


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connect_icut - Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again



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Other Releases
They Showed Me the Secret Beaches vinyl LP
The fourth album by connect_icut
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"Always involving - and easily rewarding enough to make getting up and turning the record over an anticipatory pleasure." The Wire

LA (An Apology) vinyl LP
The third album by connect_icut
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Let's Hear it for the Vague Blur [Remastered]
The fifth album from connect_icut, remastered and delivered as a high-quality download from Panospria
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Fourier's Algorithm, the sixth album by connect_icut. Free 320kbps MP3 download.
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Moss CD
The first album by connect_icut
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