Ecstatic is proud to release Abul Mogard's debut LP 'Circular Forms', a 36 minutes suite of 4 analogue synth pieces.
Mogard was born in Belgrade, Serbia and spent most of his life working in a metal factory. He approached music only in old age after his retirement.
Between 2012 - 2013 he issued his first works on tape thru Steve Moore's VCO Records, followed most recently by a gorgeous split vinyl for Emotional Response.
'Circular Forms' channels a wealth of soulful, emotive modular explorations and the ending result is evocative, unsettling and beguiling modern synth music.
There's a real emotive essence to his - almost lyrical - emotional arrangements which is very much removed from the Modular revivalism that's been dominant over the last few years.
Composed and recorded in solitude using a limited equipment array of Farfisa organs in conjunction with a self-built modular synthesiser, 'Circular Forms’s intoxicating distortions and extreme low frequencies translate into personal space and addictive emotions.
Abul Mogard: “Lately I have been reading and appreciating visual art and paintings and this has informed my work on this album. Compared to my previous albums, this was the first time that I had a clear visual representation of my music, as geometrical forms - each element of a track suggested a form that intertwined with the other elements".
Mastered by Dennis Blackham at Skye Mastering.
Ecstatic Recordings will release Circular Forms by Abul Mogard on September 4.
Edition of 500 copies on white vinyl - first 100 copies come with hand numbered A3 insert.