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Strangeloop Fields
Strangeloop - Fields
(Download) Brainfeeder BFDNL021, 2011-07-25

Strangeloop [aka David Wexler] is an LA-based live-cinema artist and musician. He is signed to Flying Lotus's essential imprint Brainfeeder. Fields is not so much an album as it is an evolving A/V experience, an environment that leans more in the direction of Steve Reich-inspired minimalism than towards the beat-heavy territory that Strangeloop explored prior in his cult A/V release 2010 : [or] How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Technological Singularity. Fields is in some ways a continuation of 2010, the story of the AI deity, now waking up enlightened, made of fields of anenome-like information. The release features additional synth work by Strangeloop's longtime friend, collaborator and fellow Brainfeeder, Austin Peralta, as well as sparse vocal revelations by Singapore-based vocalist Vanessa Fernandez and Portland-based vocalist Anna Gariby. The album was mastered by Daddy Kev and features visual collaborations with artists Gavin Gamboa, Ben Olsen, and Singapore based Brandon Tay.

Strangeloop Fields
Strangeloop - Fields
(Download) Brainfeeder BFDNL021, 2011-07-25

Tracklisting :
01. Plants Inside
02. Ghostlines
03. Becoming Fields

Links :
strangelooptv.com
myspace.com/strangelooptv
facebook.com/pages/Strangeloop/179692050747
strangeloop.bandcamp.com
vimeo.com/strangeloop
soundcloud.com/strangeloop
twitter.com/strangelooptv
brainfeedersite.com
soundcloud.com/brainfeeder
twitter.com/Brainfeeder
vimeo.com/channels/brainfeeder
facebook.com/pages/BRAINFEEDER/117839439630
myspace.com/brainfeeder


STRANGELOOP // DRAWING SESSION
STRANGELOOP // DRAWING SESSION

Press Release :
Fields is not so much an album as it is an evolving A/V experience, an environment that leans more in the direction of Steve Reich-inspired minimalism than towards the beat-heavy territory that Strangeloop explored prior in his cult A/V release 2010 : [or] How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Technological Singularity. Fields is in some ways a continuation of 2010, the story of the AI deity, now waking up enlightened, made of fields of anenome-like information.

Known mostly for his live visual executions accompanying an unending list of artists including Amon Tobin, Flying Lotus, 12th Planet and most of the Brainfeeder roster, Strangeloop explores new lush and organic visual worlds in his latest release, available both for purchase and as a part of an interactive A/V experience online.

Inspired by an experience while in an altered state of consciousness, Strangeloop heard a composition which he tried to recreate directly after, resulting in a fluctuating subliminal epic in three sprawling and unique movements: 1. Plants Inside 2. Ghostlines and 3. Becoming Fields. The three tracks correspond to three movements within a psychedelic trip, of initial birth/constellation, then death/dissolution, then finally a transcendental union of both.

The release features additional synth work by Strangeloop's longtime friend, collaborator and fellow Brainfeeder, Austin Peralta, as well as sparse vocal revelations by Singapore-based vocalist Vanessa Fernandez and Portland-based vocalist Anna Gariby. The album was mastered by Daddy Keand features visual collaborations with artists Gavin Gamboa, Ben Olsen, and Singapore based Brandon Tay.

Biography :
I've been making electronic music since I was fourteen when I got a copy of Protools LE ; my Dad is a production sound mixer for film, so he always had cool audio-gear lying around that I could play with. I was a part of a lot of bands in high-school, a math-metal band, noise-music, punk, but always found myself cutting up sounds after school and delving into the sonic possibilities that you can get with computers.

I met Steve [Flying Lotus] at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco, we were both very interested in avant-garde film, crazy japanese stuff, fringe forms of electronic music, and I was really impressed by a short film he had made called ‘Use Me' I think that's what it was called…. We became friends pretty quick and since then, I've always found his open-mindedness and forward-thinking creativity really inspiring.

we spent a good chunk of the year smoking, playing atari, and listening to drum and bassy stuff. At one point I was taking taking hallucinogens kind of recklessly while I was up there, and he helped me out when I might have gone right over the edge. I was pretty sure I was at least partly mad for awhile, and during that period, I made a bunch of music that Steve was convinced we had to release. Nothing came of it for awhile, but Steve and I always talked about doing more collaborative work.

Later, we both moved back to LA. I was primarily doing the experimental film thing and Steve was doing the music thing, and eventually he asked me to VJ for a Brainfeeder event. After that, I realized that VJ-ing was really one of my forms, something quintessential to me. When I realized that, I started getting all these opportunities; was able to play Coachella thanks to Sam XL and the whole PureFilth crew … it was great.

VJ-ing had all the elements that I felt were missing from being a film-maker. It was live, spontaneous, a chance to be transgressive and irreverent with media, and a place where I could bring all the work I'd done with video, merge it with sampled work, and project it in one medium. Since I've gotten into it, I've treating it really as a form of real-time cinema, not just background imagery.

Currently, all my imagery is triggered in real-time with a midi-controller in response to the music, there is no midi-synching or stuff timed before-hand to the music. Its live. Sometimes I just get a feeling, and know what to do, all of a sudden things synch up in this miraculous way. Other times, its just visual chaos, which I'm comfortable with. Destroying media can be really fun.
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