Here’s the second of two physical releases set to drop in June; ‘sen‘ by Ostrava, Czech Republic based artist blochemy, who some may recall from his past Whitelabrecs releases aithem and nebe. This album is full of wobbly summer tape drones, created from guitar and field recordings. It will be available officially in a run of 100 CDrs in our signature gatefold vinyl-effect sleeves. The album will be out officially on Saturday the 10th of June after a pre-order on the 3rd of June. If you follow us on Bandcamp (Click HERE) we’ll make sure you’re the first to hear.
“This new album by blochemy is the third album edition we’ve released, following 2020’s ‘nebe’ and 2021’s ‘aithem’. This artist, hailing from Czech Republic also contributed the 21st edition of our Home Diaries series, and has music available through other labels such as Krysalisound, Shimmering Moods, Hibernate, Clean Error Records and Sun Sea Sky Production.
Active in electronic music production since the mid-1990s and inspired by intelligent music forms such as IDM and Ambient, the blochemy sound is created inside a small home studio, as a means of escapism and self-expression. As such, experimentation and creativity is the driving force behind his sound and so themes and concepts take a back-step. Simple, singular word track titles serve as cryptic hints of fractured ideas, to accompany a faded filigree minimalism.
In ‘sen’, blochemy used electric guitar, field recordings and tapes, as well as hardware and software to develop this set of nine melancholy reveries. The album name translates to mean dream in Czech and whilst this is not a clearly defined concept, the hazy sound reflects the artist’s love of sleeping, and dreaming to ambient music late at night. Whether it’s the low-end hum that pulls you into slumber, the nostalgic summer field recordings or shimmering tape noise, this one’s likely to be a go-to ‘music for sleeping’ album.“
Written and produced by Andy Cartwright
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Photography by Andy Cartwright
Art and design by Andrew Heath