Daniel McCagh - Altered States

Daniel McCagh

Altered States \ CD/Digital/LP \ 2020-04-10

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  • Twisting and Turning
  • Leviathan Spine
  • Altered States
  • Untitled
  • Epoch I
  • Subsume
  • Aurora
  • Epoch II
  • Collapse
  • Remnants
"Altered States" is the debut album from Australian composer and sound designer Daniel McCagh. In sharp contrast to McCagh's commercial work for Huawei, Acura, and Volkswagen, "Altered States" is a detailed opening statement of experimental aural vignettes by an artist that has clearly spent the time to master his craft.  Digitally manipulated acoustic instruments form the backbone for McCagh's wall-of-sound aesthetic painting pictures of bleak futures where the tracks dance, or more aptly, shiver their way to sharp collapse. In short, McCagh makes ambient music with teeth. A form of experimental music with soul, or faded formation of industrialized machine music shrouded by layers of aural gauze, each piece emotively twisting and turning in and out of focus. "Altered States" is a brilliant inaugural proclamation from artist to watch and is out April 10th on limited edition smoke-colored 180-gram vinyl and digipak compact disc. Learn more about Daniel McCagh
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