Recently relocating to Boulder, CO from Philadelphia, Radere (aka Carl Ritger) usually builds dense textural ambient drone soundscapes from heavily filtered guitar loops, utilizing an ever-evolving array of pedals. However, his latest basic_sounds release, The Earth, Laid Bare, showcases a softer and gentler approach for Radere, eschewing the squalls of distortion and white noise that have defined his recent style.
Recorded during a flurry of travel over the past year, Radere found time on planes and in various hotel rooms to manipulate a set of guitar loops he found on his laptop, fraying the original sound source until it began to chime, loop, crackle and ring, creating a delicate dreamscape to blunt his disorientation. Blissfully drifting across the stereo field, The Earth, Laid Bare is a long-format 34-minute composition that bathes the listener in a nostalgic warmth — another gorgeous addition to the basic_sounds catalogue.
The Earth, Laid Bare is the second Radere release for basic_sounds, and follows the success of his recent appearance on FutureSequence, I’ll Make You Quiet. Radere’s works have also appeared on Rural Colours, Moodgadget and Full Spectrum Records, among others.