"Purportedly a mixtape of sorts, but how can a mixtape such as this exist? Pretend like Umberto and qualchan. did something together for the latest Aaron Moorhead/Justin Benson sci-fi thriller, and you might be onto something, but instead of dying all the time (and over and over), there’s a way out of the confines of this screenplay for your central character. Because the central character here in this techno-noir is you!"
--- Ryan Masteller on TabsOut.com www.tabsout.com?p=25019
"Bleed Air (...) bounce all over the place with their (again I am not sure) sound, going from introspective and ambient, towards a more robotic, upbeat sound, of wacked out techno beats and then going towards minimal synth."
--- Frans De Waard in Vital Weekly 1252 www.vitalweekly.net/1252.html
This is a mix tape blending dark ambient, playful electronica as well as experimental beat and drone.
A journey into warm, analogue noise, echo and soundscapes, sometimes perhaps resembling a soundtrack for a yet unfilmed low budget sci-fi movie.
When Robot choirs start singing or (broken) analogue circuits and filters start doing what they want, it can get wacky, but we think it always remains pleasant to listen.
Mostly analogue electronic gear, often of the cheaper and not exactly hip kind, and tape effects were used.
It is recommended to listen to each side of the album in one piece. The single Digital release tracks are not mixed, but musically cut - and we've added the side A and B mixed files too. Sounds cooler on the nicely saturated ferro tape though.
bleed Air lives in Cologne, loves his Omnichord OM-27 and his tape echo too.
released September 4, 2020
Photograph: Maike Haselmann.
Mars Yard field recordings by Peter Kirn/CDM/ESA, CC BY-SA.