a.d.l.r. - foam on the waves of space time - non projectsNON 003 - ustape
Genre: Techno / Electro - Electronics
1. Supreme Sunlight
2. Tactility of Time
3. Wilder Plain
6. The Softest Shade of Purple of a Powdery Hue
8. Personal Grids
9. Bright Wave
11. The Systems
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A.D.L.R. is Nicholas Morera, a 22 year old musician from Laguna Beach, California currently residing in Los Angeles. Foam on the Waves of Space-Time… is Nicholas' debut album and the third full-length release from Non Projects
A complete autodidact, Nicholas began DJ’ing at the age of 11, inspired by the sound of LA's Beat Junkies on the now defunct 92.3 The Beat. After hearing Aphex Twin and Squarepusher at the age of 16, he then took on electronic music.
Absorbing the sound design and fabric of Warp Records style electronic music, Morera soon discovered and immersed himself in the world of compositional techniques from such modern classical luminaries as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez. Gaining a solid understanding of these composers' languages, Nicholas' selfteachings then brought him to the every other year Darmstadt New Music Festival (Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik) in Darmstadt, Germany - a summer school in contemporary classical music which has hosted a large
number of avant-garde composers as both students and lecturers including John Cage, Gyorgi Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis and many more.
As A.D.L.R., Morera takes his progressive compositional ear and feeling and weaves in current forms of samplebased drone, collage, minimal techno, ambience, tape music and microsound to create a highly listenable and
superbly lush and coherent whole of audio ephemera that fits right in line with the immersive sound of the Non Projects catalog.
“If conventional aesthetic thought divides “high art” and popular forms into a binary of opposition, largely subjugated to a proposed irreconcilability of “rigour” and “refrain”, then I’m inclined to suggest that my work seeks to inhabit an altogether different space: unbounded. ‘Foam on the waves of space-time…’, a nod to Gérard Grisey’s Le Temps et l’Écume, is a study in how time passes, our tactile experience of its intensities and distances, and the built-up textural
residue of sonic ephemera from times past. “ – Nicholas Morera