Deep bass frequencies, ritualistic percussion and heavily processed sounds evoke a shamanistic and alternate imaginary.
SUBREAL is pleased to announce Amazondotcom’s first solo EP, Mirror River (SR001), as its debut release as a label. For this vivid and challenging new project, the Los Angeles-based producer and artist works with deep bass frequencies, ritualistic percussion and heavily processed sounds to evoke a shamanistic and alternate imaginary in a digital context.
Made during 2018, the artist describes her production process simply as a place where forms are released free and animated. Her efforts were to bind herself to the forces and flow of matter, time, and affect, rather than genre or intent. She digitally processed an array of samples (among them: birds, trees, people in crowds) and synths to create the sound forces that guide the tracks. For her, shamanism can be seen as a body of knowledge predicated upon the animation of the natural world’s forces and the unseen--a worldview that is applied to her own ritual of making music. Shamanistic rituals are also a space that utilize time and repetition, and most importantly for her, a space where potentially something incomprehensible could be born.