South Korean DJ/producer duo Salamanda have announced the release of their new minimalist-inspired album, 'Sphere'.
Salamanda is the production alias of close friends and creative soul mate, Uman Therma (Sala) and Yetsuby (Manda). The pair compose avant garde sonics encompassing harmonious rhythmic elements, and are inspired by the likes revered American maestro of rhythmic composition, Steve Reich. Eight-track album 'Sphere' conjures “spherical worlds inspired by bubbles, refracting light and planet earth,” and is their debut for Métron Records subsidiary, Small Méasures. Rich with delicate percussion and arpeggiated stanzas, the album's mystic synths and expansive soundscapes evoke images of solitary temples perched in vast, open plateaus.
“For Sphere, we came up with an abstract concept and image to explore more diversity and encourage imagination,” say Salamanda. “Each track is related to different kinds of sphere we found or imagined. From the big round planet embracing every creature to dancing little bubbles underwater, fragments of ideas floating around, exploding tomatoes, and movement of lights flashing and tickling the eyes... Or the tracks can be about completely different types of spheres in other people's perspective. We hope Sphere can unleash the imagination and take you on a delightful journey of music.’’
The album will be released on tape, CD and digital, with 100% of the profits from physical sales donated to the Korean Women’s Hotline, a program that helps support Korean women in crisis.
Salamanda 'Sphere' is out September 29, You can
pre-order it here