Two years after Toxic City Music, Los Angeles based sound artist Evan Caminiti announced the release of a new album. Varispeed Hydra is out on April 3rd via Dust Editions and it was mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri. According to the press release, it beams in like a collection of broken transmissions, terrestrial sounds melting into the abstract and rising again as vaporous specters.
Three years in the making, Hydra was recorded utilizing a variety of electroacoustic processes and honed in live performances ranging from the sound art setting of NYC’s Issue Project Room to the future-club environment of DOMMUNE in Tokyo. While thematically following Toxic City Music, it moves past that album’s emphasis on superfund sites and the proverbial rat race to turn an ear towards more rural environs.
“hand In Flame” is the first excerpt. Listen below.