R&S has introduced their new signing Alma Construct, aka 19 year old Josh Thompson to the world for his debut self-titled EP.
From the throbbing bounce of Balearic opener “On The Edge, Surrounded With The Shores Of Assudrey” to the menacing hum and snarl of “Deer Drink From The River,” it’s clear that Alma Construct’s music is wildly ambitious and expressive. Taking inspiration from La Planète Sauvage, a ’70s stop-motion science fiction allegory by René Laloux, his music conjures up visions through caustic timbres and enigmatic melodies – on the flip, “Imagine Them”‘s industrial beats, strobing synths and hypnotic BoC bass melody give way to “Dialectic A and B” – a pair of trippy, hallucinogenic audio workouts.
Thompson utilizes an array of beatboxes, samplers, tape machines and guitar pedals to assemble his warm, immersive sound taking as much inspiration from his fascination with film and art as his obvious love for music.
Alma Construct EP
Street Date: Aug. 26, 2014
1. On The Edge, Surrounded With The Shores Of Assudrey
2. Deer Drink From The River
3. Imagine Them
4. Dialectic A
5. Dialectic B