cover artwork by Kriszta Mátrai.
audio preview (medium quality):
[audio:http://stream.softphase.org/sfp15/weldroid-01-resurrect-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp15/weldroid-02-nectarine-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp15/weldroid-03-willow_branches-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp15/weldroid-04-under_the_right_star-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp15/weldroid-05-csillagok-stream.mp3|titles=Resurrect,Nectarine,Willow Branches,Under The Right Star,Csillagok|artists=Weldroid,Weldroid,Weldroid,Weldroid,Weldroid]
“Hungarian musician Weldroid, known for his bionic, bitcrushing releases on Kahvi,
debuts on Soft Phase with a new EP. “Splines” is the tale of a mechanical man
in search of his maker.
While Weldroid retains his signature robotic elements — pounding electronic beats,
glittering circuitry, bone-deep bass, growling horn voices backed by minor ambient
drones — there’s a warmer, human side to this album. An underlying natural pulse,
the heartbeat of a world in need of saving. The power of hope and steadfast
resolve. A lonely android wandering through vast, forgotten caverns, through
luminescent pools of coolant, assaulted by chaotic code fragments, blasted by
crystal-edged melodies and chilled, stuttering data streams.
Weldroid takes us on a journey through static-filled wastelands, tracking the
stumbling footsteps of the mechanical man as he braves windblown grit and
harsh sine waves. Glitched rhythms and plastic melodies are his only
companions. A burnished bronze city gleams in the distance, at its rusted
heart is the promise of restoration. The ancient machinery of “Splines” still
throbs and sizzles with purpose, yearning to be awakened.” — Joshua Saddler
Track 5 “Csillagok”: includes a motif from a traditional Hungarian folk song.
download the invidual tracks (high quality MP3):
01 “Resurrect” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 “Nectarine” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 “Willow Branches” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 “Under The Right Star” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 “Csillagok” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
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