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by Andre LaFosse

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Rejyna It played through once and the true test is, did I immediately replay it?

Yes, actually three times already. Golden.
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lancevancevengeance Going in between major and minor scales, we enter a world of melancholy and bizarre that goes just well with the synth work. I love it. Favorite track: Not Gonna Lie.
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Deidre House Electronic beats with cool guitar leads... I want to call this "robot rock" (no relation to Daft Punk lol) Favorite track: Sandglass With No Sand.
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andybarbera Amazingly twisted, stretched, choked and throttled guitar sounds. André's aesthetic is especially defined on this project and I love the consistency track to track. I've been seeking an answer to having over-listened to all the Sonar material with Torn. Found it. This is killer stuff, super fun listening grooves and highly recommended. Favorite track: Not Gonna Lie.
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Funktifiedghostdog Omg, me and my 3yr old just had a dance party to this, exquisite production and great melodies, funky beats and a great mix of electronic and organic sounds. 4thumbs up!
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Cold War 05:35


The Exotic Melodic Avant Arena Rock album.

Simultaneously some of the most accessible AND most unusual music I've made, I began writing this material in 2012. It was initially fueled by a fascination with unusual musical scales and melodic contours, and by the fabulous, abstract-yet-funky sounds and patterns coming from the Aalto synthesizer by Madrona Labs.

I proceeded to come back to this material in fits and starts over the following eight years: working intensely on it for a period, then leaving it untouched for months or even years at a time. The material haunted me, and felt like some of the strongest, most cohesive work I'd done. But, for whatever reasons, seeing it through to completion was a challenge I wasn't up to.

When the March 2020 lockdown happened, I found myself driven into studio hermit mode. I revisited this material again, and resolved to finally see it through to completion. Although the material dates back several years, 99% of the guitars, and a fair amount of the synth sounds, were recorded in 2020.

It's a cliche for recording artists to think that their latest work is also their best. With that said: as of release day (November 17, 2020), I really feels like this is one of the best things I've done. I don't want to keep making albums like this, but I'm really glad I made this one.

As always: thank you for listening.


released November 17, 2020

All of the non-guitar sounds on this album, including all of the drums, were created with the Madrona Labs Aalto synthesizer. madronalabs.com/products/aalto

DSP MVP's: Neural DSP, Two Notes Audio Engineering, Overloud, iZotope, U-HE, Voxengo, IK Multimedia, Valhalla, Airwindows. (And Madrona Labs, or course!)

Cover and page art by Jean Wimmerlin.

Deep thanks to Rebecca Lee, Maria Amelia Martins LaFosse, and Randy Jones.


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Andre LaFosse Los Angeles, California

Andre LaFosse (pronounced "ON-draye laugh-OSS") is a guitarist, producer, and chronic deconstructionist tortured (solo) artist. His eclectic, obsessive experiments with gene-splicing his own musical DNA have won him acclaim, controversy, and more than a few puzzled looks from his listeners. ... more

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