For Hyperdelia’s new album 'For Always LP' Andreas Dzialocha creates an enchanting ghost music. Animated by his solo bass playing and haunted by aleatoric acoustics, the record unearthes the instrument’s low end harmonics. The vinyl is a cute transparent blue and comes in a see-through PVC cover: limited edition of 200 copies.
For Always LP is produced in collaboration with Sam Slater (Hildur Guðnadóttir, Shapednoise, Zebra Katz, Mica Levi) and with support by composer/violist Marta Forsberg (Passepartout Duo, Ellen Arkbro, Stellan Veloce) and sound artist/singer Fågelle (Henryk Lipp).
Dzialocha recorded the initial bass material residing at the Baltic Sea in Lithuania. Afterwards and in collaboration with Sam Slater, he reworked the material in Stockholm: there they re-amped the original stems and turned the studio itself into a living dub creature. Dzialocha, who is also a programmer, created an algorithm to sequence and filter the bass inputs. This software in turn randomly enables loudspeakers, headphones and tape machines that were placed in corridors and staircases. As an eerie result, we hear both Dzialocha’s stripped-down bass playing, the (non)logic of the algorithm as well as the specific resonances of the room acoustics: all of these have merged into one sentient instrument.
'For Always LP' is populated by a myriad of these machinic, acoustic and indeed personal traces. Marta Forsberg and Klara Andersson join by providing viola (on IV) as well as guitar, voice and lyrics (For Always). The record is animated by all of these forces and in ensemble they sing a wonderfully abstracted ghost music: for always.
released February 20, 2020
Composition: Andreas Dzialocha
Electric Bass: Andreas Dzialocha
Viola (on ‘IV’): Marta Forsberg
Lyrics, Voice, Guitar, Noise (on ‘For Always’): Fågelle
Software development: Andreas Dzialocha
Production: Sam Slater, Andreas Dzialocha
Mixing: Sam Slater
Mastering: Rupert Clervaux
Recorded in "Art Colony" Nida, Lithuania
Post-Production w/ Sam Slater in "Studio Navet" Stockholm, Sweden
This music Marta created, holds stillness and space just as much as it holds notes and chords, and it is in those spaces between notes that captured my attention so much. This music requires some patience and is for everyone, but I find it gorgeous. Especially when everything finally comes together on the last track, "music" with a choirs wordless vocals taking the chord changes and melody all the way to the climactic ending. Joe Borreson
A voice far away sounds eerie but inviting, nearly always. Using the stripped down sonic palette of, largely, human voice, this release moves through varying dizzying melodies that morph more than they change. The audio presentation of the at once haunting and foreboding voices highlights the inhuman end of the human voice, while keeping the parts of the human voice we love to hear on a track in tact. The effect is goosebumps, eye closing and head swaying inducing. bkudler