Hiraeth Records presents “Dream Emulator” – a touching, ethereal masterpiece from the US-based musician Hasbro Slasher. Witness a pristine sound blossom as MIDI choirs and string ensembles push through sweeping, new age ambience, creating a sound that shifts from lovingly real and organic, to thought-provoking and other-worldly.
Hasbro Slasher crafts a distinctive sound, bringing together elements of new age, ambient and electronic. The listener’s path is awe-inspiringly real, but harbours moments of synthetic glossiness and disorientating fragmentation. Find yourself drifting above endless mountain ranges, feeling the crystalline vapour of stratus clouds against your skin. Settle in lucid valleys flowing with the lifeblood of creation, as the artist fondly illustrates an impression of nature’s majesty juxtaposed with our new, digital existence.
Hasbro Slasher is a musician from Portland, Oregon. Drawing inspiration from video game music, dream pop, nature documentaries, and minimal techno, his music explores combines the uncanny perfections of orchestral VSTs with a desire to musically recreate the feeling of watching clouds form and dissipate above subalpine meadows in the Cascades mountains.
Like the artist’s past work, the airy and ethereal sounds belie darker thematic messages about ecocide and the ever-advancing digitalization in all aspects of modern life, including dreams and the afterlife.
“I’m heavily inspired by the natural world – I aim to make sounds that capture the feeling of watching clouds form on top of a high mountain. I want to aid in and complement spiritual growth that can only come from outside of us – from the immaterial world. I make music to question the false dualities of physical/spiritual, discrete/continuous, human/nature, human/technology…” – H.B.
Coming April 22nd!
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