Intones the voice that leads you into the first track of Chlorine’s Loser Herds, before melting into looped strings and bass tones that make up the albums first track. Looped recordings and found moments form the heart of the album as samples bleed into and fade over each other in a shifting dreamlike collage. Melodic refrains hover over clattering samples and pulsing tones, and snatches of breath dart through shifting footsteps and almost percussion. The album closes in a kind of Basinskian night club before falling into itself and fading away.
Chlorine is the moniker of North East visual artist and musician, Graeme Hopper. Utilising found sounds and field recordings as source material, he builds rhythmic layers of sound into rich textural tracks reminiscent of Susumu Yokota or Tim Hecker, but laced with his own brand of fuzzy warmth throughout, crafting Oneiric soundscapes out of disparate fragment that compliment his visual collages.
released November 19, 2018
Written, Recorded, Performed, Produced and Mixed by Graeme Hopper.