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by Aether Chroma

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Awakening 06:29
Combustion 04:54
Impulse 06:15
Precipice 06:50
Introspect 04:35
Horizon 02:23
Radiance 06:11
Subliminal 02:24
Versus 05:20
Refuge 05:54
Stardust 04:47


Aether Chroma is an electronica incarnation of artist Derek Hoffend. Crunchy, glitchy beats simultaneously evoke affections for minimal techno precision and industrial dance-floor infection. Synth layers form deep evolving textures, melodic themes and sequences, and soaring plateaus of drones that blend with ease between synth-pop, ambient, and shoegaze sentiments. Field-recordings make appearances supplementing timbral complexities and moods. After numerous years of live electro-acoustic soundscapes, improvisational collaborations, and sound-sculpture installation-art, this project focuses on deeply gestated rhythmic and melodic sensibilities long awaiting expression in Hoffend's creative output.


released February 2, 2011

All sounds, songs, programming, and mixing by Derek Hoffend

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice


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Aether Chroma Buffalo, New York

Aether Chroma is the electronic music project of Boston-based media artist Derek Hoffend, combining a range of influences such as industrial / EBM, IDM, glitch, electro and synth-pop, drone, experimental noise, and ambient genres.
Recent songs are derived from live sets that vary between beat-driven electronica and immersive soundscape journeys, centered on the use of Eurorack modular components.
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