Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rural Route No.4 by Alex Durlak

Quickly following the release of Rural Route No.3 by Martin Clarke, comes the fourth installment in the series. A single drone piece entitled Catalyst by artist and musician Alex Durlak who is best known for his contributions to various Toronto bands and his work within the local arts community.

Recorded at the tail end of a bleak winter in a single improvised take, this recording marks the first stirrings from Durlak’s long hibernation from solo work. His guitar playing is sampled and processed in real time using a series of granular synthesis patches to create densely layered and dark sounds not easily associated with their original source.

Available for purchase and download here.

Alex Durlak performs at The Central in Toronto this Sunday, July 18th.