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.
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.