GLOK returns with the new track ‘Closer’.
The project is a vessel for Andy Bell’s electronic banter, fitting into a shadow solo catalog for the guitarist of Ride.
Perhaps best known for evoking waves of emphatic sound from his pedalboard, the guitarist is also fascinated by the possibilities of electronic production.
However, elements of his past work are showing through; as he puts it, “GLOK is all about the push and pull between the electronics and the psyche in my music.”
The new album ‘Pattern Recognition’ is released on October 1st, released on Ransom Note Records’ sister label, Bytes.
We are able to share the new track “Closer” and its cyclical, tightly coiled ripples delve into the primordial DNA of the rave.
Citing the key text from the deep house ‘Amnesia’ – built by Larry Heard in his Mr Fingers guise – it gives a home-made feel that carries deep English overtones.
GLOK explains: “I love the bedroom production, the homey aspect of this album, it’s a common thread that runs through the early A Guy Called Gerald stuff as well. ‘Closer’ is influenced by the production of ‘ Washing Machine ‘, with the lags and the fairly straightforward item collection. “
The title ‘Closer’ is an abbreviated version of ‘Closer To The Source’, which itself was modified from an earlier title ‘Source 101’. It was the original name of the track, so called because that every sound on it was generated with a Roland SH 101 synth – the bass drum, snare, heat, bass and melody parts of the synth and the effects all came from the Roland window. “
By rationalizing these influences into a powerful electronic structure, “Closer” is equipped with visuals that use distorted effects to linger on the lysergic.
Photo credit: Andree Martis
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