by derek m poteat

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    Sub-sonic explorations into the void.

    Derek M Poteat: Bass

    "Sound is fleeting and difficult to capture – every effort was made to record every squeak, buzz, echo, and speaker flutter that occurred during recording. This recording was put together as a whole, to be listened to consecutively, with each side existing independently. While there are moments of subtlety on this recording, it should be listened to at high volumes on speakers that can handle low frequencies. Only then will the listener be able to hear the organic sounds coming forth from the bass, the amplifiers, and the speakers. I want the listener to feel every note – emotionally and physically. La Faena!" - Derek

    Ranging from noise to contemplative sound experiments, Poteat's new material is loose and exploratory, pushing the electric bass to its limits in sound and in composition.  While some tracks are composed, many of Poteat's tracks are improvisational, letting the music and sound guide the track - feeling every note that the bass can produce. The music becomes a physical experience as much as a mental or spiritual happening.

    After completing a solo tour of Spain, France, and Belgium in June and July of 2012, Poteat set about recording material in an effort to capture the sound and the feel of a live performance. While this is difficult to translate, every effort was made to emulate a live performance in an effort to catch those sounds. In opposition to most recording procedures, which have to focus on blending different instruments and sounds, Poteat was able to place all attention on the bass, using multiple amplifier and cabinet formations, all played at incredibly loud volumes to catch the nuances of sound and speaker movement. The results of these recording sessions are as close to a live performance as could possibly be achieved.

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"Derek M. Poteat’s Guilt is an electrifying über-dark Drone work whose alluvial dander, mephitic runlets and bellicose paroxysms hide the fact that there is a sickening and disturbing beauty emanated from the bass guitar’s aura, be it the super-amplified oomph of the tones, the raspy hisses plus ligneous splinters of the twirling arabesques or the good old-fashioned belly-massaging subsonic streams which float through the room or one’s head." - Ambient Exotica


released May 28, 2013



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