05 Feb 2014

AL_X release “Shunt”

 AL_XLiverpool artist Al_X (Alex Dunford) returns with a new 22 track album, ‘Shunt’. A less ‘song’ oriented album that his debut release, but it sees him move into a more comfortable soundtrack based genre.

The album started life as a small 4 track EP, but over the last year, grew to a huge 70 minute soundtrack to Al_X’s dreams and nightmares. “I always have trouble sleeping, and when I do, I have very vivid dreams and nightmares, and they stay with me for a few days. The subject seems to be quite dark or deals with large spaces, so I can try and work with what I can remember, and attempt to put that into music with various instruments and textures”, Alex states. “It’s a concept album, I suppose, but a very close one at that”, he adds.

Recorded towards the end of 2012 and most of 2013, utilising large halls, field recordings, analogue equipment, AL_X has produced an album that would grace most soundtracks.

Starting with ambient textures, Al_X takes us on a journey through folk, electronica, ambient, new age, but to name a few, and then back to his signature folk / electronica, to end the album on a rather uplifting tilt, taking us through a lot of emotions along the way.

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20 Jan 2014

AL_X’s Shunt is available for pre-order

AL_X Shunt

Liverpool’s AL_X‘s upcoming album is an iron candy! It has it sweet moments where the ambient textures takes you to mountains of joy. But it has it has very big thorns goes under the flesh. This bitterness is best felt in the songs with vocals while Shunt is mainly an instrumental album. Electronic music, yes! But the term is not enough to describe the the albums’ gravity centre. From ambient to folk, or from new age to trip-hop you will discover the treasures of “Shunt”.

 

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