[AAR002] Rings Around Saturn - Erosion by Alexander Albrecht

Analogue Attic's second release comes from Rory McPike under his Rings Around Saturn alias. Operating on a similar plane to the tactile, picturesque soundscapes of Lord of The Isles more spacey work, both "Erosion" and "Portion 22" offer dreamy chords, becalmed melodies and sparse, spaced-out rhythms. There are a few sly winks towards vintage ambient house throughout, particularly on "Gypsy Village", a luscious combination of liquid melodies and eyes-closed hypnotism.

Sean La'Brooy and Alex Albrecht go further towards vintage ambient territory on their Bathtime Arrangement of "Portion 22".


Stamp The Wax Feature: AAR001 by Alexander Albrecht

Stamp The Wax recently featured AAR001:

"As classically trained pianists, Alex Albrecht and Sean La’Brooy from Melbourne, take a different approach to making music, and come at it with a different set of influences. This is evident in their four-track debut EP on Analogue Attic. Entitled Good Morning Passengers, it is inspired by the journey along the 42km Belgrave railway line in their hometown, which runs from the hustle and bustle of Flinders Street to the sleepy gum forests of the Dandenong Ranges. Each track explores a different part of the line, from city to rainforest, chronicling urban renewal, gentrification and multiculturalism.

First track on the EP is ‘Louis”. Using field recordings, the antipodean pair reconstruct the scenes they see around them, initiating with vocals from the train platforms and two simple, repeating chords on the grand piano. Rolling percussion gently comes to the fore, coupled with claps and building vocal samples, peppered with warm bass stabs. By the time the kick drum presents itself, you already know this is one track you won’t be skipping. If you close your eyes, the breakdown can almost have you placed at the platform itself, waiting for a train to the Melbourne suburbs. The carefully placed delays are a welcome addition, but the pair know not to overcrowd the simplicity of their masterpiece.

At 23 years old, we’re sure that this material is just the beginning for what will be a extremely interesting act to watch in years to come.

Good Morning Passengers is out now. Download digitally from Analogue Attic’s Bandcamp. Grab the vinyl release from Juno."

Link: http://www.stampthewax.com/2015/01/08/premiere-albrecht-labrooy-louis/

[AAR001] Albrecht La'Brooy - Good Morning Passengers by Alexander Albrecht


The first release from Analogue Attic Recordings

The Belgrave train line travels 42kms South East from Melbourne's busy Flinders Street to the peaceful gum forests of the Dandenong Ranges. 'Good Morning Passengers' explores life on the Belgrave Line; urban gentrification, multiculturalism and the journey from the suburbs to the rainforest. 

Sean La'Brooy and Alex Albrecht took field sounds and photographs from four stations: Richmond, Canterbury, Box Hill and Tecoma, to create 'Good Morning Passengers'.