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$15.50
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ARTIST
TITLE
The Humm
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FAVELA 058CD FAVELA 058CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/29/2022

Sarnadas, a multi-disciplinary artist based in Porto, returns with the second instalment of his drone opus The Hum. Titled The Humm, this second long-play album follows the first record, having resulted from the same two-day, extensive and intensive composing sessions during which the producer created eight hours of layered, ambient music. Sarnadas focused his endeavor on a stripped-down setup comprised of just a homemade synth, a mixer and some effects pedals, generating various layers of sound and manipulating their overlapping and apparently random relationship to create eight pieces of spatial, dreamy music, with ever-changing organic plasticity. The concept behind the double album The Hum lies in the new moniker Sarnadas, also known for his singer-songwriter Coelho Radiactivo persona, or as João Sarnadas, one of Favela collective's spearheads. As Sarnadas, the musician focuses on a more melodic approach to sound, unravelling new possibilities by relating simple elements, shifting over time and space. Drawing inspiration from the idea of cities humming their own tunes, as an expression of all things urban playing in the background, The Hum series describes Porto and Aveiro (Sarnadas's native city) pulsing lives through nuanced drones. Over the first long-play, Sarnadas created a series of bleak ambient pieces, with saturated sounds overwhelming senses as a means to create images surpassing the reality of each city. The Humm, on the other hand, all pieces of music shift from a lucid-dream feeling to a sensation closer to waking up, soberer and graced by dawn, where less abrasive layers allow the interpretation of clearer forms and images. Die-cut cover with two printed inner sleeves and sealed outer plastic sleeve.