We are proud to present the SAVANT debut for this wonderful musician and artist, West Yorkshire-based experimental musician Sam Kaplan. Pop Album B, the sequel for the unreleased Pop Album A, is a noisy yet ambiental music piece of deep resonances and dark undertones, filled with thoughful passages, drones and melodies.
In the words of the artist:
“My main aim is to make music which bypasses the conscious mind’s linguistic and cultural filters and directly stimulates the unconscious mind through sound alone. Since this is a difficult task to carry out with any accuracy, rigour or even a reasonable degree of reproducibility, compromises must be made; the inclusion of musical and mental reference points not only allow the listener a way into an otherwise abstract sound world, but also help to give the pieces a well-defined structure and a sense of internal cohesion.
Musically, my main influences are Zoviet France and the Hafler Trio (late 80s-mid 90s), however I’ve been known to cram in ideas from anywhere and everywhere. Every piece tells (or at least attempts to tell) its own story, whether it’s through music, noise or a combination of both.”
Some of his previous work can be found on his YouTube channel and Soundcloud, including more of his experimental material. One of his fundamental pieces, we’re proud to feature on the SAVANT record series one of the best albums of the year, Sam Kaplan‘s Pop Album B.
UPDATE 2016–10–26: Updated artwork.
released February 23, 2012
Produced January-February 2012 by Sam Kaplan, with thanks to Chris Lyons, Chris Roberson, two eternally falling cartoon mice and a wide-eyed lady of the hillhill hill.