D.U.M.E. is the solo modular synthesizer project of Providence, RI based musician, composer, recording engineer, multi-instrumentalist artist Alec. K. Redfearn. It was started around the time of the 2016 US presidential election. Redfearn surmised it would be wise to immerse himself in an all-enveloping project as a keen distraction from the grim state of the world. That project was learning modular synthesis and in turn building an ever-changing, ever-evolving synthesizer labyrinth. ‘D.U.M.E. represents a major shift in approach from the electrified avant-folk of The Eyesores. D.U.M.E. is dystopic and post-human. The music machines will still be playing when there are no humans left. The ghost in the machine. Haunted circuits. Demons manifest in voltage. Uncanny events. Sigils growing out tangles of wire. Pareidolia.
D.U.M.E.’s debut EP ‘Cat Call’ was released on Wrong Whole Archival Bureau on December 16, 2020. The debut full length ‘Forever 93’ will arrive in early 2021.
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