Boomkat Product Review:
Latest transmission from the wonderful Home Normal imprint, this time featuring the work of the much tipped Christopher Hipgrave, a composer, sound designer and software programmer who according to his bio "is predominantly focused on the field of algorithmic composition, sonification, artificial life and interactive music systems". Such an earnest account of Hipgrave's musical activities is entirely in-keeping with the tone of this very fine record, 'Day' is a gorgeously assembled album of colourful, melodic microsound that could have been plucked straight off the 12K catalogue. 'Slow Sun' brings to mind the Oval-esque hum of Sogar's Basal album, whilst the tiny fractures and tuneful flotations of 'Motionless' and 'Grass' are just achingly lovely. Much of Hipgrave's music occupies the higher echelons of the frequency range, fashioning complex granular nano-rhythms from the rainy downpour of static that ensconces his every sonic gesture. A ravishing collection of digital compositions, this label is fast acquiring buy-on-sight status. Highly recommended!