Imaginary Friend

ABSRDST

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Imaginary Friend

Video Game Music

Sale price €12,50

In stock
Release CD

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Imaginary Friend pourrait être le premier solo de Jack 'ABSRDST' Vanoudenaren sur Brave Wave, mais c'est loin d'être sa première sortie.

La trajectoire musicale de notre producteur basé à Brooklyn est fascinante à suivre, alors qu'il sortait de son premier album solo sur Bandcamp et finissait des remixes de jeux vidéo sur notre label et ailleurs (comme entendu sur World 1-2 & World 1-2: Encore ), pour sortir des albums expérimentaux sur d'autres imprimés en ligne et même travailler côte à côte avec l'extraordinaire chiptune Anamanaguchi et le légendaire compositeur Mega Man de Brave Wave, Manami Matsumae.

Ce changement de forme dans les styles musicaux témoigne de l'incroyable polyvalence de Jack et de sa réticence à choisir un certain genre, mais les sons popinfused d'Imaginary Friend sont plus qu'un nouveau catalogue pour lui. Sur ce nouvel album, Jack partage les histoires les plus personnelles et les plus vulnérables, avec des paroles explorées et écrites par lui-même, et une production riche  qui vous prie de prêter attention à ses nombreuses couches. "Je considère vraiment que c'est mon premier album", nous dit Jack. "Avant, j'essayais juste de comprendre qui je suis. Ce qui a commencé comme une méditation à cause du chagrin est devenu une voix qui me fait sentir fort. J'espère que ça vous fait ressentir cela aussi."

Imaginary Friend comprend des singles qui ont déjà été publiés, mais qui ont été remasterisés pour cette sortie par l'ingénieur suisse primé de Brave Wave, Dan Suter

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Imaginary Friend might be the solo debut of Jack 'ABSRDST' Vanoudenaren on Brave Wave, but it's far from his first release.

The music trajectory of our Brooklyn-based producer is fascinating to follow, as he went from releasing his first solo album on Bandcamp and finessing video game remixes on our label and elsewhere (as heard on World 1-2 & World 1-2: Encore), to releasing experimental albums on other online imprints and even working side by side with chiptune-extraordinaire Anamanaguchi and Brave Wave's legendary Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae.

This shapeshifting in music styles is a testament to Jack's incredible versatility and his unwillingness to choose a certain genre, but Imaginary Friend's popinfused sounds are more than just a new typecast for him. On this new album, Jack shares the most personal and vulnerable stories, with lyrics explored and written by himself, and an inviting lush production that begs you to pay attention to its many layers. "I really do consider this my debut album," Jack tells us."Everything before, I was just trying to figure out who I am. What started as a meditation on grief grew into a voice that makes me feel strong. I hope it makes you feel that way too."

Imaginary Friend includes singles that have been previously released, but are remastered for this release by Brave Wave's awards-winning Swiss engineer Dan Suter

Tracklist:

1. Frequency b2b
2. Animation
3. Imaginary Friend
4. Reborn
5. Driving Me Sane
6. We Were Alive
7. We're So Warm
8. Stiffy

ABSRDST

Brave Wave Productions