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Published on April 4th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor


Emancipator New Album ‘Mountain Of Memory’ Out Now on Loci Records

Douglas Appling, the Portland based electronic musician known to electronic music enthusiasts as Emancipator continues to refine and consolidate his creative ethos with the release of his sixth studio album Mountain of Memory today (April 3) on his Loci Records.

Listen to Mountain of Memory here: http://ffm.to/mountain-of-memory

Recorded in his Mt. Hood, OR studio, 14 free-flowing tracks effortlessly encapsulate a variety of elements included in mid-tempo dance grooves, solid boom bap hip-hop beats and calm, reflective tempos blend with electric and acoustic guitars, classical violin, Persian dilruba, cimbaloms, finger snaps, symphonic strings, bubbling water, Latin and African hand drumming, music boxes, Baroque flutes and opera singers, who add unexpected vocal ornamentations to accent certain melodic phrases.

Underlying it all, is the bed of sound Appling produces using electric pianos, ethereal synthesizer washes, processed and almost inaudible vocals, soothing ambient textures and the pulsing of an infinite heartbeat produced by electronic bass tones. “The album has a loose narrative of rising from the swamps, to the summit of a mountain, and the journey of enlightenment in between. By the end of the album, you are standing atop the Mountain of Memory.

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