Salamander

by Nick Hoffman

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Notice Recordings presents "Salamander", Nick Hoffman’s first full-length release since 2014's "Necropolis". Here, Hoffman is creator and then observer of autonomous systems of sound creation, both from customized generative software (Side A) and recordings of electric fan motors and metallic objects (Side B). Despite their precise and abrasive timbres, these tracks feel more biological than Hoffman's past work, as he dissects and explores his role as creator. Untethered from initial intentions, the pieces are layered and surprising, revealing themselves as small, amorphous lifeforms emerging from otherwise inanimate states. They contribute to a cyclical existence, of which Hoffman is the obscure catalyst.

Reviews:

Bandcamp (Hi Bias Column)/Marc Masters
daily.bandcamp.com/2018/03/26/hi-bias-march-2018/

Tabs Out/Ryan Masteller
www.tabsout.com?p=18186

Vital Weekly/Frans de Waard
vitalweekly.net/1122.html

The Alcohol Seed/Adrian Dziewanski
alcoholseed.com/2018/03/24/creator-observer-nick-hoffmans-salamander/

Raised by Gypsies/Joshua Macala
raisedbygypsies.blogspot.com/2018/03/cassette-review-nick-hoffman-salamander.html

Paul Margree / We Need No Swords
weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/nick-hoffman-salamander/

credits

released February 26, 2018

Side A synthesized using customized generative software
Side B sourced from electric fan motors and metallic objects

Recorded at FMO Studios, Eugene, Oregon, 2013-15
Mastered in Lafayette, IN, 2016
Technical consultant: A.F. Jones

Cover image by Johannes Kepler
Layout by E. Lindorff-Ellery
Printed by John Fitzgerald at Fitzgerald Letterpress, New Orleans

Videos for "Mint Jelly" and "Strange Lights Filled The Church" can be seen here:
m.youtube.com/watch?v=6foPk5rA2yE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vzyNSjoLk0

An unreleased track from the same sessions can be listened to here:
soundcloud.com/nick-hoffman-4/concrete-pestilence-unheimlich-synthesis

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Notice Recordings Kingston, New York

Notice Recordings started in Chicago in 2009. We are now based in the Hudson Valley, NY, and New Orleans. We continue to release experimental and contemporary sound works. Notice Recordings is run by Evan Lindorff-Ellery and Travis Bird.

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