Releaux’s debut album, 42403, explores the dramatic advancement of technology over the last several decades. The title track channels cold-war spy-craft and mysterious “numbers stations” into a cryptic puzzle. Other tracks reference software development, networking, electronics, vintage computing, gaming, and even a nod to homicidal artificial intelligences like HAL and GLaDOS.
42403 moves hypnotically through moody, bass-heavy ambient techno, Berlin school washes and precision, and sweeping film score soundscapes including Tyrell’s Balcony, an homage to the original Blade Runner soundtrack. Twin contemplative ballads introspectively examine the personal fears that keep so many creative dreams from reaching a wider audience, and the ironic isolation our increasingly connected world has engendered.
Recommended for fans of Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Boards of Canada, Tangerine Dream, The Orb, The Future Sound of London, Orbital, Global Communication, Aphex Twin, Wendy Carlos.
CRACK THE CODE
The video for the title track channels cold-war spy-craft and mysterious “numbers stations” into a cryptic puzzle. Now broadcasting to embedded assets worldwide.