New Release – Hyetal ‘Broadcast’

Hyetal

HyetalHyetal ‘Broadcast’
Dubstep
2×12”/CD
ACRELP002 / ACRECD002
Black Acre

* PRESS RUNINNG NOW: ANNIE MAC * PITCHFORK * RESIDENT ADVISOR * FACT: Announcement * FACT: Track Stream * DUMMY * ABEANO * PLAYGROUND * JUSRHYME

* RADIO: – National plugging campaign overseen by Leo Greenslade @ Darling Department : ANNIE MAC – RADIO 1, ROB DA BANK – RADIO 1, HUW STEPHENS – RADIO 1, GILLES PETERSON – RADIO 1, MISTAJAM – BBC RADIO 1, SINDEN – KISS, EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS – XFM, GOLDIE ROCKS – SELECTOR RADIO, MASH – CAPITOL FM, BEN UFO – RINSE, ONEMAN – RINSE, SEB CHEW – RINSE

* PRESS: Comprehensive campaign overseen by Sam Willis PR . All UK music and dance titles serviced, as well as National and regional press titles for reviews: CLASH, DAZED & CONFUSED, DJ, GUARDIAN, IDJ, JUNO PLUS, MIXMAG, MOJO, NME, NOTION, PITCHFORK, Q, STOOL PIGEON, THE WIRE, UNCUT, VICE, XLR8R, THE FADER. Features confirmed: BEATPORTAL, CLASH, DAZED & CONFUSED, DROWNED IN SOUND, DJ, FACT, GUARDIAN – New band of the day, iDJ, JUNO PLUS, KMAG, MIXMAG – Keep an eye on, NOTION, PITCHFORK, RESIDENT ADVISOR, STOOL PIGEON, XLR8R, THE FADER.

* FEATURES CONFIRMED FACT – Podcast + interview confirmed, KMAG – Wazid interview, STOOL PIGEON – Interview for online /w Rory Gibb
* ‘Broadcast’ is the debut album from Hyetal, AKA David Corney. A key player in the new wave of underground dance music, Bristol based Hyetal has grabbed the attention of many with a series of acclaimed off-kilter dancefloor releases on Punch Drunk, Planet Mu and Orca. ‘Broadcast’ sees the producer recalibrate his sound for an exploration of the album format, shifting focus to shorter pieces and at times traditional song structure, effortlessly combining such diverse influences as John Carpenter, Boards Of Canada, early 90s computer games and Prince yet retaining the sound system dynamics of cutting edge uk bass music.
* The album rejects the glistening clarity so easily obtained with digital technology and swells with analogue noise, disembodied voices and a twisted sense of space. “For me that noise is so important, it frames the music or acts like a filter on a lens. It puts it in a specific place where I want people to hear it from” he explains. At certain points of the album the field recordings and atmosphere nearly take the forefront, as if the music was already synched to a film, the audio track from a lost 80s neo noir. “I’ve always been a big fan of film soundtracks – the relationship between sound and image. Most of the tracks I like to think of as music to an imaginary film. For quite a few of them I had particular scenes in my head when writing.”
* Opening single ‘Diamond Islands’ sets the tone perfectly – Ominous synths, crackle and bass stabs underpin the breathy vocals of Alison Garner, punctuated by caustic kicks and snares. Hyetal explains “I wanted to make something stripped back, so most of its just Ali, sub bass, a drum machine and this weird atmosphere. When I wrote it I was listening a lot to ‘Garlands’ by Cocteau twins”.
* ‘The Chase’ highlights a different side -opening with tape hiss and a low drone, it quickly expands into a dark soundscape of menacing arpeggios and haunting strings – calling to mind the atmospheric work of the aforementioned John Carpenter at his best. We mustn’t forget ‘Phoenix’ however – Hyetal’s calling card from last year that set the heart of journalists, bloggers and the audience alight with it’s widescreen soaring melodies and infectious bass line -truly an example of 21st century machine soul.
* Hyetal represents a new wave of post-Blake darklight musicians sitting comfortably in a world populated by both Oneohtrix Point Never, Games and Salem.’ Broadcast’ is a truly seismic achievement and is sure to cement Hyetal’s status as one of the most exciting new producers of recent times – able to both ignite dance floors and excite armchair enthusiasts.
* LP TRACKLIST: A1. Searchlight / B1. Beach Scene / C1. Dimepiece / C2. Boneyard / D1. Black Black Black
* CD TRACKLIST: 01 Ritual / 02. Diamond Islands / 03. Phoenix / 04. Beach Scene / 05. The Chase / 06. Searchlight / 07. / Dimepiece 08. Boneyard / 09. Transition / 10. Black Black Black

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