IT IS TIME… TIME TO LAUNCH THE GOOD SHIP SUPERTERRANEA ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE. AN ODYSSEY OF SYMPHONIC PROPORTIONS.
A TALE OF SPACE TRAVEL AND HUMAN STRUGGLE.
TOLD WITH 80’S SYNTHS AND AN INTENSE MACHINE/HUMAN COLLABORATION ON THE RHYTHM SECTION. INTRICATE, SWEEPING MELODIES GIVING WAY TO SCREAMING, DIVING GUITAR LINES AND BEAUTIFUL VOCAL HARMONIES.
A DEEPLY CINEMATIC SCI-FI SOUNDSCAPE.
After a year of hard work demo-ing, recording, collaborating, mixing and mastering - the first track REPLICANT from the Floating Point EP is finally released! Couldn’t be happier with the outcome, or the process that brought us to this point. This release is the first of a set of tracks that will form ACT 1 of a larger album. Very excited to get this out in the world and have people join the journey.
A bit about the first track REPLICANT…
Leaning heavily into a Bladerunner-influenced soundscape and lyrical theme. This one sets the mood for the coming tracks. Introducing the universe we’re playing in. It comprises all the elements that are explored in different ways across the EP.
Conceived and demo’d deep in the woods after successfully breaking my new home studio in with Exec Producer Steven Battelle - during the recording of his awesome latest album.
A word on my vocal compadre Jessica Blaise Ward - she brought the track up to the next level. An inspired collaborator, she brought her sonic personality to the record, working diligently and brilliantly to write and perform all the vocals and lyrics - from the UK.
One of my best buddies and long time musical inspiration Joshua Mac dropped drums for all these tracks in a couple of sessions up in Woodstock. After so many hours hacking away in practice rooms, awesome that we can final get on tape together.
Super happy to have these two collaborating and there’s a lot more of their awesome talents weaved through the whole record.
Once the demo was nailed, I took it all down to Brooklyn for Jeremy Page to mix and master. We added some additional live guitars and SFX in his lovely subterranean studio. (Jeremy works with some incredible artists (like CZARFACE / MFDOOM, KENDRA MORRIS and my good friends WANNA).
WHO / WHAT IS SUPERTERRANEA?
SUPERTERRANEA has been a real passion project building on everything i’ve done before - thematically revolving around a deep love for space exploration, hard sci-fi novels and soundtrack music.
Sonically, we’re sitting in the SYNTHWAVE genre - which takes in influences from 80’s movies and soundtracks - but overall this is really a mashup of everything I have ever listened to and loved. It’s definitely a ton of synths from across the decades, but it’s also a bunch of heavy, screaming guitars and a close collaboration of robots and humans on various drum kits.
Shout out to the humans that helped make this a reality:
JESSICA BLAISE WARD - VOCAL, LYRICAL WRITING + PERFORMANCE, PATIENCE
JOSHUA MAC - HIT SOME DRUMS, FOR REAL. NEXT LEVEL.
STEVEN BATTELLE - MASSIVE INSPIRATION, GUIDANCE + MENTOR
JEREMY PAGE - STUDIO DEMON, MIXING, MASTERING, STOPPING ME FROM MESSING IT ALL UP.