Soft Generator - On A Precipice Of Sound

Autistici & Justin Varis - Nine

Label: Shimmering Moods Records

Date: October 2023

Cat & Format: SHM 266 | Ltd CD & DD

Tracklist: 01. On A Precipice Of Movement | 02. We Were Always Here | 03. Vertically Aligned Dust Particles | 04.A Closer Point Of View

On A Precipice Of Sound presents four enigmatic musical narratives. Electronic and acoustic motifs intertwine in a collage of sound textures made up of esoteric strings, violin and cello plucks, wind instruments including trumpet, guitar and atmospheric synthesizers. Traversing time and spatiality each track gathers distance, gathering fragments of audio dust, placing it and repurposing it. At times following the instinct of an old classical orchestra at other times jazz and electronic music this is an eclectic approach developed by musicians enjoying the freedom to express themselves and build on each other’s contributions.

Erik Schoster (He Can Jog) -
Michel Mazza (OdNu)-
David Newman (Autistici/Volume Objects) -

Erik Schoster spent his formative years honking a trombone and photocopying zines in the American Midwest. He studied composition and harmony with Joanne Metcalf, electroacoustic improvisation with Matt Turner, and trombone with Nick Keelan. Erik sometimes records as HeCanJog. He currently writes free (libre) sound software by the Mississippi river but would rather be listening.

Michel Mazza identifies as a negentropic agent of sound, plays guitar through machines and plays machines through midi guitar, knitting loops with faders, chopping tiny melodies to reconstruct abstract languages made of grains and debris from acoustic instruments, synths, voices and field recordings. Sometimes records as OdNu and sometimes collaborates with sonic friends but always hides in the forest in upstate New York surrounded by nature, music, machines and speakers.

David Newman is electronic music composer who is based in Sheffield (UK). His work incorporates a wide range of sources including textural sound design, orchestration, space and fragments of found sound or field recordings. Tracks focus on representing details from both the natural and man-made world. Each detail has the potential to be preserved or lost, clarified or confused. David curates Audiobulb Records and sometimes records as Autistici.


Credits :

Written and produced by Soft Generator
Mastered by Volume Objects -
Additional cello recording by Will Mitchell