2007 was a heavy year, yet not for music production. Romantic breakups and entropy, marked by an acute perception of time and existence. Music production saved my life, as it does now.
A sneaky, peak.
Something new. Something unfolding still. A simple taste in editing prowess.
Full album coming ever so soon.
Umami land, new album by Detraction
This is a complex album. Production started in October of 2020, then it became a collaboration and then became a type of retrospective when unfinished tracks from 2017 were added and remixed. Umami Land is more or less a meta-album, spanning 4 years of input marked by collaborating with outside influences. It was a difficult recording to archive, and it had many phases in development. At one point it was almost decommissioned, yet the ice thawed and necessary improvements were acknowledged. Umami Land became a conglomeration of forces ranging from past/present/foreign input and output methodologies marked by a cohesive flow of texts, emojis and other goodness.
It’s not a perfect album by any means, yet it strives for the Sun.
I hope you all enjoy this splendid round of recordings.
A very heavy thanks to Matt Dardis, my prime co-conspirator on two tracks in this venture, and his profoundly-relentless artistry, meticulous track engineering and super-sense of humor. And a heavy thanks to Pat Glassel for letting me remix his ‘Quench the orange sun’ [a] into unrecognizable certainty, and for his grace on opening its release for this album.
All proceeds from this album are going to The Humane Society International until the end of time. Both collaborators wanted no monetary cut from this venture, so I focused on what we all love, that of the welfare of all animals large and small.
Track listing and attributes [b]:
1) Nostalgia (Dubec/2020)
2) [anxiety feeds paranoia] assassins at every corner (Dubec/2020)
3) Ritual (Dardis/Dubec/2020)
4) I’ll always love you (Dubec/2020)
5) On three legs (Dubec/2017-2021)
6) Apophenia (Dardis/Dubec/2020)
7) Everyone referred to him as Colonel (Dubec/2017-2021)
8) Syntax and Memory (Dubec/Glassel/2019)
Esoteric titles/design nomenclatures:
1) Nostalgia 102120 V4 – 8:1:21, 12.52 AM
2) [anxiety feeds paranoia] assassins at every corner 101120 PS v4
4) I’ll always love you 110320 102120 re ps rev 3 – 7:11:21, 12.12 AM
5) On three legs 072917v7 – 8:8:21, 12.50 AM
6) Apophenia/Rebirth (Dardis/Dubec) v2 – 8:5:21, 10.07 PM CUT
7) Everyone referred to him as Colonel 071117 [2021 redux 070421] vol adjust 082721
8) Syntax and Memory (Dubec/Glassel) QUENCH April 23, 2019, 9.24 PM CUT
1) Ritual (Dardis/Dubec/2020)
Dardis supplied all source material, and Dubec stretched, reversed, layered, added some tambourine and conceptualized the final mix.
2) Apophenia (Dardis/Dubec/2020)
Dardis supplied all source material, and Dubec stretched, reversed, layered and conceptualized the final mix.
3) Syntax and Memory (Dubec/Glassel/2019)
Glassel supplied ‘Quench the orange sun’ [a], and Dubec added rhythm, synth, stretch, layering and final mix.
[a] ‘Quench the orange sun’ by Perplexions:
[b] collaborators are in alphabetical order, followed by year
‘as above/so below’ Album Review
Breaking And Entering reviewed as above/so below with a serenade of kind words:
“Detraction is the experimental electronic project of Larry Dubec. His latest album he believes is his “most beautiful and coherent compilation he’s ever produced.” Created over the course of twelve months, the record is a venture through space and time using ambient synth passages and vivid, dreamy wonder. There’s a sample of a Black Lives Matter chant in the track “Family” as well as field recordings in “Concrete Kensho.” It feels like a time lapse of everything that’s happened this year. We commend Detraction on a terrific soundtrack of dystopian bliss, and look forward to what he does next.”https://breakingandentering.net/2020/10/14/audio-detraction-as-above-so-below/
A big thank you to Ben Slowey for the warm ego-boost, for your words are pure gold to me. Thank you once again.
New Album- ‘as above/so below’
I’m a day late in posting this, but ‘as above/so below’ done!!
This is the most beautiful, and coherent compilation I’ve ever produced.
Heavily atmospheric and borderline spiritual, this material is a 12 month process of congruent experiments. ‘as above/so below’ is a study of signal delay/decay and longevity within time and signature.
To my confidantes:
Kylen Olsen Pardo
and many others:
Thank you for proof-hearing and giving feedback in times of need 🔥🙏❤️
The album is on sale now on Bandcamp for $10 (or more).
Thanks again for all your support.
Detraction/Isolated tracks/Teaser 3/New album
New album/taking forever/here’s something
Thus-far, it’s been eight months of congruent experiments, highs and lows of musical entanglement, consulting with confidants and headstrong movements.
Not really. Just stuck in a “perfectionary caution” phase for the best… for every sound/instance has a place and contains weight. Being the conductor of such experimentation, one must learn to walk away from such construction, and be vigilant on the final process.
So much more to do… and looking forward to it.
Hear you in August.
Detraction/new album teaser
Electronic dream-state projection and synthetic ambience.
[sometimes Heavy Disco]
“When you sit back and realize what year it really is,
and how many birthdays you’ve had,
and the Earth is just a rock in delicate balance,
within the void of outer-space.
You might just become aware that Life is an exercise
in knowing, loving and dishing-out compassion
to all fellow Earthlings, and those not of this Earth.
Then Life becomes a journey to absolute Warmth and Giving.”
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If you look into the abyss, and it looks back at you, you must realize, it’s
If the Abyss ever looks back at you, please realize.
My emotions now seem to flow asymmetric opposed to congruent.
It’s like I’m constantly editing live music on the fly, yet the notes are thoughts and feelings.
I’d give anything to record it, and play it back sometime.