Lavender // Marc Kate Pacific Northwest 2017

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Lavender (Jacktone Records, Portland)
www.lavendersynth.com
Certain recordings are meant to be absorbed as sensorial experiences - reminders that music is not only about hooks and melodies, but is also deeply grounded in texture, ambience and raw emotion.This is the vision that drives the work of Portland-based composer and producer Lavender. His forward-thinking and ethereal songs echo the work of artists like Four Tet, Tim Hecker John Carpenter and Alessandro Cortini.
Lavender’s first album Mystique Youth came out August 2015 on Jacktone Records and made it into SF Weekly’s top 15 Bay Area albums of the year. Lavender's follow up album Horizons Beneath the Surface came out May 9th 2016 on Jacktone Records. HBTS was supported by a west coast tour and received stellar reviews from XLR8R, That’s Deck, aQuarius recOrds and SF Weekly. HBTS made it into KALX Radio’s Best Albums of 2016 list.
While Lavender’s studio work embodies the aesthetics of minimalism, the cinematic landscapes of post rock and the organic qualities of experimentalism, his intricate audio-visual performances (audio example here) can range from voluptuous soundscapes to dance-floor bangers with Italo Disco overtones guaranteed to drive crowds into extended celebratory nights.
Lavender’s deep understanding of synthesis and sound design also gave him access to scoring opportunities. His latest work can be heard on full-length movie The Modern Jungle (trailer here), which is currently being toured at international film festivals and most recently received the honorable mention from Slamdance film festival.

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