Stream MEGALOPHOBE’s “Voxy” HERE.
Treble is hosting an exclusive stream of “Voxy,” the new single from Brooklyn, New York-based ambient/experimental solo artist, MEGALOPHOBE. The track precedes the act’s impending Music For Resistance Fantasies, nearing December release through Nefarious Industries.
MEGALOPHOBE is the solo venture of one Benjamin Levitt, composed primarily of effects-laden ambient and experimental accordion passages joined with elements of vocals, guitars, keys, pedal effects, field recordings, and more. Here he presents a cinematic soundscape and backing score created for a live improvisational dance performance which took place in Brooklyn in 2019.
Performed, recorded, and mixed by Levitt at his Forked Audio in Brooklyn, Music For Resistance Fantasies was mastered by David Salierno, with photos by Levitt and Jon Burklund/Zanni Video, and layout/design by David Brenner/Gridfailure.
The MEGALOPHOBE creator writes of “Voxy,” “This track was recorded with the warehouse performance space in mind. The delayed accordion is layered with my chanting into the bellows (hence the title) and knocking the metal grill with my knuckles — It’s all sounds bouncing off stone walls and noises of unknown origins.”
Treble calls the song, “a spacious, eerie dark ambient piece that brings to mind supernatural imagery, dystopian landscapes and otherworldly space. It’s not too far off from the expansive pieces on Tangerine Dream’s Zeit, with Levitt using unconventional methods to get interesting sounds from his accordion.”
Stream MEGALOPHOBE’s “Voxy” segment of the Music For Resistance Fantasies score at Treble RIGHT HERE.
Music For Resistance Fantasies will see release on December 18th through Nefarious Industries on all digital platforms and on limited edition cassette in a run of 50 copies. Find preorders HERE.
MEGALOPHOBE‘s thirty-seven-minute Music For Resistance Fantasies serves as an audio accompaniment to a live, somewhat improvised, dance troupe performance last year. He offers, “This music was composed and recorded for Marion Storm’s Resistance Fantasies, Strategies For Moving Toward — And Against,performed at the Target Margin Theater in Brooklyn, New York as part of the 2019 Exponential Festival. As Marion put it, ‘a three-hour-long dance performance full of scores, group action, live composition, and deep listening. As the performers of this work, our attention is always on our layered, conflicting, complicated frame which is resistance. Our resistance fantasies. Or sometimes not fantasies, the real thing.'”
MEGALOPHOBE is immersed in the creation of a new album, the outfit’s third collaborative album with Gridfailure, and more to be announced over the months ahead.
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