Null Device is pleased to announce Aphelion, a followup to our 2013 full-length Perihelion, to be released on September 15th, 2014.
It will be available for digital purchase from nulldevice.bandcamp.com, as well as the usual suspects of iTunes, Amazon, Google, etc.
We have a tradition of following up a full-length album release with an EP of remixes, reinterpretations, and what-have-you.
After we completed “Perihelion” in 2013, we started to think about what to do for the followup EP. After much discussion we hit upon the idea of doing a few stripped-down, downtempo, string-heavy arrangements, shifting from insistent dance music towards ethereal pop.
We recruited Kendra Kreutz, a cellist we’d all known for years, and we began tearing down a few of our favorite songs from Perihelion, rebuilding them from the ground up. We discarded a lot of the big-room studio trickery we’d used before, focused on keeping the raw number of tracks fairly low, and reigned in the dance beats for more organic (although often effected) percussion lines.
There was a lot of trial-and-error. There were some technical issues. There were a lot of retakes. It took a year to produce four tracks.
We are proud to present Aphelion.
Stream it here: