Synthetic Womb


artwork by Marja de Sanctis

We encourage you to read Joseph Stannard’s rather touching interview with Abul Mogard.  It covers the main talking points regarding the self-taught, Serbian former steel worker turned synth composer, far better than we could in this introductory paragraph.

Instead we will talk about Bound Universe, the second track from his new LP, Circular Forms.  And we will do this because it’s beautiful and faintly terrifying in a way only synthesised music can be.

The arpeggios help, forming that warm cocoon that walks the line between womb-like and smothering — one smiling doctor in a blank modernist room away from insanity.  It’s the washes of noise, gently placed in each ear that seals it.  Hiding in the periphery of the soundscape, erupting distantly, an unwelcome memory of the messy world outside the synthetic womb.  A reminder of the artificiality of the world that Abul’s constructed for us, with his synthesisers and fear.

Abul Mogard – Bound Universe

Abul Mogard’s LP, Circular Forms, is out on Ecstatic Recordings on September 7th.  Pre-order here.