Rashad Becker‘s new full length album, ‘Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II‘, due for release next month on PAN is a newly developed continuation and exploration of work since his highly-acclaimed first volume.
Incorporating more instrumental-sounding components, the record moves through both fluid and dissonant sounds which take on different structural and sculptural challenges through carefully-layered compositions. Following ‘Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I‘, the new album expands in various elements, distorted and warped, focusing in on the tension and energy synthesised sounds that appear to exist hauntingly physical.
Known for his unrivalled attention to sonic detail across his work, Becker‘s unique techniques and expressive manipulations of sound are laid bare in an exhilarating new form, stylistically distinctive and uncompromising.
The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring artwork by Bill Kouligas.