Throwing Shade

I returned to a largely hardware based compositional approach and the majority of these tracks found their genesis in freeform improvised jams that were fleshed out into full arrangements.

The album title is meant to imply several metaphors that look back on events of recent years whilst rediscovering my musical roots.  I feel I have created the sort of album I would enjoy listening to.

With a future retro approach to acid, techno, idm, clicks and cuts, ambience and a clear referencing of film noir soundtracks the album has an overriding thematic arc that makes for a compelling listen.

I would like to thank the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for their collaboration on Future Imperfect, a composition created for the "Into the New World" project.

Extra thanks to the crew at Roland Canada, Paul McCabe, Andrew Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Audio, everyone at Elektron HQ and Korg for such inspired tools.

Arovane, Biologik, Sebastian Koenig, Johann Fanger, Friends and Family with special thanks to Rob for being a critical second ear, providing a great working environment and for all the support you bring to the table.

Special shout out to Little Birds, Akasha FX, Etheric Loopz, Hughes Giboulay, Tripnotik, Liza Nicklin, Van Ark, Foltin, Alice Brightsky and all the crew at Filter. All of this would not have been possible without you.

Dedicated to the memory of my loving Father. A life less lived is a life more ordinary. 

Written, arranged, composed, programmed and produced by O.L.Finch (aka Venndiagram). Mastered by Joe Carra @ Crystal Mastering