When it comes to playing a hand-built Fence Bass and recording it live, there aren’t hard and fast rules or techniques you have to follow. But musician, composer, and sound designer Diego Stocco can certainly make the mysterious timbres of his exotic instruments into evocative atmospheres. In “Dustland,” the performance and effects are all recorded live – no edits after the fact, no layering — and the results could take you to another world, planetary or psychological.
If you still haven’t heard any of James Blake, then you really need to open your eyes (and ears)! For me, he is a unique artist that has managed to open the eyes and ears to a wide audience. He has just recently released a new album that has a mixture of genres that really need to be listened with an open mind to be truly appreciated.