Threaded Habitat follows two popular releases on Jacktone, 2015's Mystique Youth and 2016's Horizons Beneath The Surface, which both appeared under his Lavender alias. The transition to Hugo R.A. Paris—his debut under his given name—marks a "more personal shift in approach," the label explains.
The album combines ambient textures and techno rhythms to reflect tension between humanity and nature, particularly the cyclical nature of collapse and renewal. It's said to "capture moments of claustrophobia and bliss," and was mostly recorded in layers of single takes with minimal processing to preserve its raw emotion and embrace minor imperfections. It comes accompanied by three videos and a sample pack.
It also marks Jacktone's first collaborative release with the record store and label Beacon Sound. Beacon Sound is an important node in Portland, where Paris also lives and developed the flagship modular product for leading Eurorack manufacturer 4MS: the SWN (pronounced "swan".) The album's closing track was entirely composed on a SWN prototype and recorded in one take.
A2. Orb of Truth
A4. Medieval Vessel
B1. Convent Clustered
B2. Crooked Gears
Threaded Habitat is available for pre-order today. The handmade vinyl package will be released July 19 through Jacktone and Beacon Sound’s webshops, with worldwide sales beginning August 2. A remix release will arrive later in the Fall.