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For this, his eighth solo album, Dave Pearson (computerchemist) has gone back to basics and produced 5 new tracks completely in the analogue domain. With guest appearances from Chris Gill (Band of Rain) and Zsolt Galántai (MAYA, Rusty Gold, Ossian) this album is sure to hit the sweet spot for analogue fans of ‘old school’ synthesizer music.
Bruce Gall’s show ‘Atmospheres’ on oneworldmusic.co.uk will be exclusively premiering the album on March 10th 2019, together with an interview with Dave.
“I’ve been listening to ‘volcan dreams’ this morning a couple of times while I type and it is, honestly, superb, right up there with your best in my opinion. I really didn’t know what to expect even though you said it had that classic analogue sound to it and every track, EVERY track, is great and that, in my opinion, is the sign of a really good album. Truly inspirational. I mean it, I’m on my third listen now. I listen to a lot of EM doing Atmospheres for the radio show so I can recognise when there is something that really sticks out and 'volcan dreams' does, in my opinion anyway!” – Bruce Gall, Atmospheres
"Full of Berlin school nuances with a great sense of harmony and melody. Hypnotic, beautiful, like a river flowing to the heart and mind.... and above all, pure. This record is a real stimulation for my senses, a heart touch and a food for my mind and thoughts. Ab-so-lu-te masterpiece." - Jose Luis Martinez Arilla, Descubre LA CAJA DE PANDORA
"For many EM fans, there's nothing quite like the big, robust taste of nostalgia. Spring-loaded, planet-crushing bass keyboard notes, frenetic laser arrays of perfectly layered sequencer lines, and arena-ready, rocket-fueled guitar licks become the high-volume stuff of dreams—and we all know whence those dreams come. For those who worship at the altar of St. Schulze, a new offering has arrived in Computerchemist's latest release, “Volcan Dreams.” Dave Pearson heads back to his roots, recrafting textbook Berlin School voyages full of all the familiar delights. Armed with just Korga Volca modules and analog effects, and aided by Chris Gill on guitar and frequent collaborator Zsolt Galantai on drums, Pearson delivers energy-packed potency track after track. His love of the style shines through every note. It's fun, it's fast, and you're going to blow out speakers with it because you absolutely will be turning this up." - John Shanahan, Hypnagogue hypnagoguepodcast.wordpress.com
releases March 10, 2019
dave pearson: volca modules, keyboards, sequencer programming
zsolt galántai: drums on 'valley of modulation'
chris gill: guitars on 'volcan plain'
all composing, mixing and mastering in the digital domain at terrainflight hungary
between jan 2019 and feb 2019
chris recorded his guitar at hollow hill studio, dorset, england in jan 2019
zsolt had his drum performance recorded by dave in a damp basement in budapest in 2011
written & produced ©(p) 2019 by dave pearson
no virtual synthesizers or virtual effects were used on this record
computerchemist is a member of EM Force, a collective of musicians making quality electronic music! http://www.macvibes.com/EMFORCE.htm