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Stellar Om Source — Nite-Glo
(RVNG Intl. RVNGNL30, 2015, 10" EP)

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-09-19

Nite-Glo Cover art

One of the constants of synthesizer technology is that new instruments come out faster than musicians can learn to utilize all the capabilities of the previous generation. With so many players constantly grasping for the next shiny toy, a lot of old machines are left in the dust until they’re old enough to be considered vintage and regain some of their coolness (or maybe acquire coolness they never had when new). Christelle Gualdi is quite enamored with some of the classic synthesizers of the 80s, and while many of us love to hate some of the sterile sounds they made at the time, Gualdi shows us that the lack was not so much on the devices themselves as on the people who chose those sounds. While many of the sounds on this four-track EP are familiar, they’re put together in fun ways, somehow balancing nostalgia with creativity. And making it groove as well, maybe not big-beat dance-floor grooves, but slinky and sly, working a lot of knob-twiddling filter-fiddling goodness into the mix. Nite-Glo is just fun, and is worth a try for anyone who’d like a break from stuffy electronic music.


Filed under: New releases, 2015 releases

Related artist(s): Christelle Gualdi (Stellar Om Source)

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