Michael Hamilton 'A Language Forever' Digital album - pre-order MONO-208
Release date: 14 April, 2023. This is a digital-only release.
The album will be delivered via an emailed download link in a choice of formats.
Composer and Midas Fall bassist Michael Hamilton announces release of his electronic album ‘A Language Forever’ on Monotreme Records on April 14th.
The first single, 'In Spite of Everything', is out now on all digital platforms. Fame Magazine premiered the single, calling it ‘darkly engaging’ and declaring Michael “…an exceptional composer and producer…capable of making music that ranges from delicate and exquisite to powerful and vibrant”.
Stream 'In Spite of Everything':
Glasgow-based Michael Hamilton is a composer who is just as capable of tugging on your heart strings as bursting your ear drums. In his work you’ll hear everything from symphony orchestras, to retro synthesizers, to the 8-string guitars that linger from his days as a death metal guitarist. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Michael is also known for his work on video game and film soundtracks and, alongside collaborator, Ross Cairns, is also a prolific techno producer whose tracks have been released by record labels and heard on dancefloors from all across the globe.
When he’s not composing, Michael works as a session musician, performing with various internationally renowned artists, and can be found onstage as the bassist of Progressive Music Award winning post-rock band, Midas Fall.
In addition to all this, Michael has also maintained a consistent flow of releases as a solo artist. Michael’s solo releases display not only his versatility as a composer and his technical ability as a musician, but also his complete disregard for genre boundaries, consistency, and conventions.
'A Language Forever' is a collection of electronic, beats-driven tracks inspired by UK Bass and Electronica producers such as Burial, Jamie XX, Asa and fellow Monotreme labelmate, Sorrow. As with each of his releases, the aim was to break new ground while borrowing from and building upon his previous work.
'A Language Forever' takes many of the characteristics of his soundtrack work, as well as his work with Midas Fall, and relocates it to more dancey, experimental realms where Dubstep, Glitch and IDM collide. These compositions marry fractured breakbeat samples with emotive, cinematic chord progressions; crunchy drum machine loops with intimate piano melodies; deep, gritty reese basses with mournful string passages - all atop a textured backdrop of vinyl crackle, foley recordings and pitch-shifted vocals.
It's the kind of album that can provide an apt soundtrack to both the climax of a Saturday night, and the chilled out ambience of a Sunday morning.
Remixes are provided by friends and fellow Glasgow-based producers farfromnorth, Ross Somerville, and Innblásin, as well as frequent collaborator and the album’s mixing/mastering engineer, Ross Cairns.
Michael Hamilton Web Links:
- Again and Again
- Static Apparitions
- In Spite of Everything
- Fingers Crossed
- For a Moment
- The Look of a Memory
- Jade Coloured Glass
- Fingers Crossed (Ross Cairns Remix)
- Glimmer (farfromnorth Remix)
- In Spite of Everything (Ross Somerville Remix)
- The Look of a Memory (Innblásin Remix)