Landing on cassette and digital formats May 17, the album continues thook's journey into the outer edges of bass-driven electronic music. Exploratory in nature, subharmonic frequencies, angular melodies, and experimental overtones run wild, anchored by an excursion into dense drum patterns and cyclonic bass lines. It was produced entirely on Ableton with a MacBook, and follows an EP and a single on Quality Goods Records.
Conceptually, we're told that the album finds its "true purpose" when consumed as one continuous listen from front to back. The sonics start to tell a story as each successive song passes and more sound design elements are introduced.
When describing his unorthodox approach across NOISE LP, thook says, "In general, my style of sound design and arrangement is built around a rhythm from an idiosyncratic source. I try and move as far away from generic sounds so I can completely break the barrier of what a synth or lead can be, and in turn a lot of these ideas have a more menacing feeling."
Label owner Wylie Cable was introduced to thook via Huxley Anne, another artist on the label, and reached out to book him. "thook delivered an incredible set of all original music and we got to spend some time hanging and talking about music at the show," Cable recalls. "Since then we have stayed in touch and have had an ongoing conversation about releasing thook’s debut full-length album on Dome of Doom, which has culminated into the NOISE LP project you’re about to hear.”
Dome of Doom has pressed the album on a limited edition run of 100 solid orange cassettes, with the album available to stream and download across a variety of platforms worldwide on May 17. thook will also tour the album through the United States this year, with an appearance at Emissions Festival 2019 scheduled for late May. Pre-order is available here, with a stream of "numbers," an album precursor, below.
01. Bags v3
02. YO DJ
07. DIGITAL WORLD
10. Mind Games