It’s always a pleasure to release an album, even more if this album comes from the hands and machines of Hd Substance.
During a musical journey made of ten tracks, the Spanish veteran shows his synthesizer and drum machine skills, cooking this recording all out of the box. All of them executed using the inner sequencers of the machines when possible and also using hardware sequencers.
All tracks were recorded in one take with no edits.
No computers were involved in the creation of this collection, although all of them have been made during winter / spring 2021. The intention in this work was to use the same techniques and instruments used in the making of his first releases in the nineties plus some new ones to reflect the evolution and trademark sound he has achieved during his 30 year spanning career.
As the tunes were made using classic working methods, the track titles are names of also “classic” cinema actors from the past century, hence the album title.
Hd Substance likes to refer to its machines as his band, so here you have the band members:
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Elektron Analog Rytm Mk1
Roland Tr 909
Roland Tr 808
Roland Tr 8_7x7
Novation Drumstation 2
Elektron Analog Four
Roland Jv 2080
Roland Juno 66 Tubbutec
Arturia Micro Freak
Korg Volca FM
Moog Sub Phatty
Roland Sh 101
Korg Ms 20
Roland Tb 303
Pioneer Toraiz As 1
Roland Tb 3
Yamaha EMP 100
Boss Re_ 20
Zoom Ms 70CDR
Tc Electronics Finalizer Express
Pioneer Da 05 DAT Recorder
HD SUBSTANCE / ACTORS / HXAGRM RECORDS / [HXAGRM034]
Release Date: October 11, 2021
Recorded, Processed and Mixed by Luis Rozalen, Madrid (ES).
Mastered by Steve Voidloss at Black Monolith Studio, London (UK).
Artwork by Odottan, Barcelona (ES).
Promotion by Dispersion PR, Staines (UK).
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