Today, Aboutface announced his brand new album entitled °s dropping later in September on AD 93.
Conceptualise-politicise-synthesize; peeling back the subtext. Drawing upon both the sociological and environmentallandscape as creative inspiration; Aboutface consistently draws upon divergent fine art techniques to articulate themes in conceptual works.
The inspiration for °s come from patterns in urban nature: language; behaviour; seasons, and alongside poetry, explores the cyclical psychological peaks and troughs experienced during the pandemic. Live multi-instrumental improvisations apply the fibonacci sequence to create melodies and rhythms that mimic fractal patterns in nature, and are situated within binaural field recordings captured during essential travel in the first lockdown.
Speaking on the album, Aboutface states: “It’s a very personal exploration of patterns of cyclical psychological peaks and troughs experienced during the pandemic, which I tried to understand through art creation. It’s desperate, vulnerable and at times angry and resolute, rotating patterns, like all things in urban nature, interacting, influencing and forging the socioecology like one big emotional contagion.”
The album features the poem: The Rub written by Syd Hawes. Narrated by darker. Violin by Taro. Voice canon by darker. Synths, field recordings, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute and composition by Aboutface.