Scottish musician, composer and producer Ben Chatwin (Talvihorros) has released a new album called The Hum which is out now and follows 2019’s Altered Signals (Village Green). According to the press release, it amplifies the hidden frequencies that swirl invisibly around us in the air all the time but which most of us never hear, including the 50Hz hum of the power grid that producers will know all too well from the studio, but is almost undetectable to the human ear.
“There are so many sounds around us that are lower and higher than we can hear,” Ben says. “I wanted to make it all audible.” Taking inspiration from Mika Vainio’s physical sound worlds and Jóhann Jóhannsson’s immersive soundtracks, The Hum’s emotive accumulations and caustic textures form dense stratas, with strings and analogue synths harnessed as melodic anchor points among electric storms of pulsating sound.
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