DREAM EMULATOR OUT NOW!
‘Dream Emulator’ is OUT NOW on CD, MiniDisc, Tape, Black Vinyl and Cobalt Blue Vinyl.
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.
The bonus tracks offered on the CD and MiniDisc iterations of the album further explore this unique soundscape. there is no nuclear waste under these slabs of concrete offers a sporadically pulsing texture, smoothed by MIDI piano, with a title that gives more than a nod to the ecological undertones that run through much of Dream Emulator. Swim under fragile panes of ice on 78 78, as the artist submerges you in crisp, glacial water at the album’s conclusion.
Whether its MIDI choirs gliding through the aether with you, or gentle piano ballads that caress as you lay submerged in ambience, Hasbro Slasher entices you into a microcosmic landscape. Each track welcomes paints a beautiful utopian vista. Marvel as geometric structures refine themselves into a detailed landscape and you are guided forward by progressive melodies and masterful composition.
ABOUT HASBRO SLASHER:
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.