Ashen Simian: Spinal Staircase

by Ashen Simian



The second solo album by one of the Nemesis musicians. More rhythmic and driving than the more ambient stuff by the main band. Lots of old and new synths in use, from 70´s analogs to ipad synths. Musically the style varies from 70´s retro sounds via 80´s synth pop to ambient and psychedelic techno electronica.

The idea is to blend the classic synth textures to more straightforward beats and sequences. If you imagine that 70´s german synthesists would have made use of modern rhythm units, the results might have been a bit like this. This is perhaps most true with the long title track of the album. It melts together vintage elements with hectic sequences and is perhaps the most elaborate track so far by A. Simian.

The rest of the album is shorter tracks with quirky synth pop elements and ambient textures. All material on the album is instrumental as usual.

This download includes also a bonus track in the shape of much more ambient and very different version of the title opus (not visible in the tracklist, but is the 6th track when you download the album). The download code for the bonus is included also in the stylish 6-panel digipak CD version of the album.

The cover art is again great work by Kimmo Heikkilä of

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released November 15, 2013

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