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Pop / Rock 03/02/2023

Michael Hamilton Drops Sonically Dark & Playful Glitch Hop Tune "In Spite Of Everything"

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Michael Hamilton Drops Sonically Dark & Playful Glitch Hop Tune "In Spite Of Everything"
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Michael Hamilton is a composer who is just as capable of tugging on your heart strings as bursting your ear drums. In his work you'll hear everything from symphony orchestras, to retro synthesizers, to the 8-string guitars that linger from his days as a death metal guitarist. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Michael is also known for his work on video game and film soundtracks and, alongside collaborator, Ross Cairns, is also a prolific techno producer whose tracks have been released by record labels and heard on dancefloors from around the globe.

When he's not composing, Michael works as a session musician, performing with various internationally renowned artists, and can be found onstage as the bassist of Progressive Music Award winning post-rock band, Midas Fall.

A Language Forever is a collection of electronic, beats-driven tracks inspired by UK Bass and Electronica producers such as Burial, Jamie XX, Asa and fellow Monotreme labelmate, Sorrow. As with each of his releases, the aim was to break new ground while borrowing from and building upon his previous work.

A Language Forever takes many of the characteristics of his soundtrack work, as well as his work with Midas Fall, and relocates it to more dancey, experimental realms where Dubstep, Glitch and IDM collide. These compositions marry fractured breakbeat samples with emotive, cinematic chord progressions; crunchy drum machine loops with intimate piano melodies; deep, gritty reese basses with mournful string passages - all atop a textured backdrop of vinyl crackle, foley recordings and pitch-shifted vocals. It's the kind of album that can provide an apt soundtrack to both the climax of a Saturday night, and the chilled out ambience of a Sunday morning.

Remixes are provided by friends and fellow Glasgow-based producers farfromnorth, Ross Somerville, and Innblásin, as well as frequent collaborator and the album's mixing/mastering engineer, Ross Cairns.

In keeping with his long-standing DIY ethic, like each of Michael's previous releases, A Language Forever was written and recorded in his living room in Glasgow, Scotland, with Michael playing/programming every instrument himself.

On the first single to be lifted from the record, Hamilton said "In Spite of Everything is one of the sonically darker moments on the record, but it's actually quite a playful, kind of indulgent track for me. I really just wanted to make a track that was chock-full of the ear candy that I love so much from Neuro and Glitch Hop tunes, but putting my own spin on it by placing it next to a lot of acoustic instruments like pianos and strings. Fun fact: that squelchy percussion in the high end was made from a recording of me rolling chopped onion skins around in my hands, a sound design trick I learned from KOAN Sound."
Michael Hamilton - electronics, piano, guitar, bass
Recorded by Michael Hamilton, mixed and mastered by Ross Cairns

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