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Album: Brutal Minimalism EP
Artist: The Black Dog
Released January 28, 2022
Veteran royalty in the techno world – The Black Dog – release a pretty moody chill vibe EP. It’s pretty minimal so not for everyone.
This from their Bandcamp page says it all:
Four fresh concrete cuts from a promised future that we all deserve.
The Brutal Minimalism EP follows us on a journey across several sites in Yorkshire famous for their brutal architecture. The four rhythmic beat-driven tracks were all written on location while waiting for ideal lighting and the rain to stop. And let’s face it, it rains a lot in Yorkshire.
The tracks evolved over a number of weeks, produced within the architecture of the car parks, streets and nearby green spaces, all to find the distinct vibrations of the place. Sound samples were captured from the environment and banks of percussion, pads and tones were created for use throughout the pieces. Working within this architecture influenced the process and ultimately shaped the evolution of the tracks.
Here we present four slices from those sessions where we ask you to embrace the grey over the green.
Clint Ward is a music industry veteran know by many as “SeeDub”. Currently he’s creatively at large with the The Audioward and is co-founder at New Music World. Clint was a founder at Emagic North America, worked at Apple, Apogee, Line 6, IMSTA and Roland Cloud. He’s a music creation technologist, passionate music curator and fierce industry observer.