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