Happy to be able to share my new album with this community! This one feel a lot more raw and minimal than my last release, and by contrast was written in a short space of time while the last one was in the works for over a year and a half!
This is the little blurb that I’ve written about it:
Ruminations is the third album by Puscha, written entirely through the lockdown period in Narrm/Melbourne during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. As such, this release was written during a time of forced isolation, where the days themselves became a continuous, recurrent experience. Ruminations is a manifestation of persistent thought loops and mental obsessions, as a thematic follow up from Puscha’s last album, Echolalia.
The recognition of Puscha’s ruminative thought patterns coincides with the concept of cycles, which has been a central source of inspiration of Puscha’s work so far. Cycles can be found in everything - from the ocean’s undulations to a beating heart, from an electronic oscillation to the cycle of life and death. Puscha’s music explores this by seeing how far they can push looping melodic and rhythmic phrases using poly meter and dynamics on a micro level. These pieces were improvised recordings with few takes and even fewer edits, in an attempt to break ruminative cycles.
Main voices were Verbos Harmonic Oscillator, dual Mangroves, STO and a touch of Telharmonic, going through QMMG, LxD, FxDf, Sisters, and processed by Morphagene, Dual Looping Delay and Mimeophone. All sequences were written and performed on kria.
Thanks to you all in this community, it was a real help through lockdown being able to feel a part of a great and open social space like this
If anyone would like a free download code please feel free to ask!
Much love and thanks for all the inspo x