Frequencies for Leaving Earth Volumes One – Five see the artists pairing etherised jazz, pitch-black ambient, liquid drone and primordial bass explorations with transcendent analogue visuals.

Back in 2020 producer Kevin Richard Martin, best known for his work as The Bug and with Techno Animal and King Midas Sound, started a new record label, Intercranial Recordings. Responding in kind to extremely dark times with equally intense sounds, he inaugurated the new imprint with a volley of solo albums, Frequencies for Leaving Earth Volumes One to Five.

Moving from “smacked out jazz” and “massive low-end gravity”, through what Martin wryly refers to as his “gospel album”, to “celestial drones” and “cavernous dubspaces”, these five albums saw the producer plunging further into the sound worlds he has been exploring since the late ’80s.

Coming together with Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Maia, who has collaborated with Vessel, SHXCXCHCXSH and Shapednoise, Martin set these sonic explorations into deep space against transcendent analogue visuals. Using a combination of traditional analogue processing techniques and digital technology Maia presents four contemporary variations on 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s star gate, each catapulting us past earth’s orbit into the unknown.

Maia has created a series of four unique digital artworks from this material, each of which he will mint as an NFT that will be available at auction via Foundation. The first of these works will be Frequencies for Leaving Earth Vol. 4, which is up for auction now.

Frequencies for Leaving Earth Volumes One to Five are out now via Intercranial Recordings. For more information about Pedro Maia and his work you can visit his website and follow him on Instagram.

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