Seraphim

by SHALT

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    Limited 12" of SHALT's debut album 'Seraphim'. Accompanied by a full color cover by Isaac Chabon and LP design by Isaac and Sam Meier. Vinyl pressed by Precision Pressing.

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With five APR releases under his belt, SHALT turns in his longest statement to date in Seraphim, a mini-epic that unfolds over six intricately arranged, brilliantly colored acts. Once again focusing in on the intersection between the technological and the natural, the London-based producer builds a narrative around an angelic being, a visage displayed by accompanying video work by Los Angeles' Nick Zhu. More concretely, the album delves into the contradictions inherent in technological development, ruminating over the capitalist myth of scarcity, coming (and present) ecological disaster, and the contemporary path of medical research.

Sonically, Seraphim features a fusion of the sensibilities featured on Acheron, Inertia and ʃælt, noisy effects and a barrage of rugged percussion juxtaposed with passages of melodic bliss. It's music preoccupied with technology, but with a naturalistic ethos at its core, emphasizing our confusion over humanity's influence on the world (even when uncynically trying to perform good deeds). That ethos is embodied in the baroque ambience of "Seraph", as well as the impactful, multi-layered crack of "Fleeting". It's deeply visual music and like the best sci-fi, deals with lasting contemporary issues under the guise of futurity. As described by the Bureau of Linguistical Reality, we are living in shadowtime and Seraphim is a nod to the distinct intellectual, moral and temporal crisis of our time.

Seraphim features album art work and vinyl design by Isaac Chabon and accompanying video work by Nick Zhu and Tea Stražičić. It will be released digitally and in a limited LP press.

"The LP finds the London-based producer returning to his abstract maximalist productions with a newfound strength: SHALT has always had big ideas, and the length of this LP allows him to fully craft a narrative" - Mixmag

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released September 14, 2018

Artwork: Isaac Chabon
LP Design: Isaac Chabon & Sam Meier
Mastering: Will Mitchell

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