For Psaronius, Euglossine searches for poetic correlations between contemporary domestic reality and historic technology. The Greek meaning of Psaronius is precious stone and also the name of a prehistoric genus of tree-fern. Slices of the massive fern were petrified throughout time and polished into ornaments of value by people, chosen because of the ancient and complex patterns they displayed. The graphic qualities of these patterns in comparison with modern patterns of QR codes formed questions about the way our world organizes itself and how this could possibly be interpreted as music in 2020. These themes continued with the explorations of the connections between natural and refined materials, for example the Utah teapot ( a famous 3D model) and Carneros AVA ( the location of the Windows 95 stock desktop background). The instrumentation is attempting to mirror these concepts with physical and physically-modeled timbres working in conjunction to blend the boundaries of digital fidelity and acoustic audio sources. Euglossine performed this music using wooden flutes, log drums, 5 string bass, sequenced fm synthesis, iOS apps, and a vintage guitar synthesizer. Dedicated to my Father.
released February 14, 2020
Music by Tristan Whitehill
Visual art by Jeremy Coubrough
This album is simply a magical trip from start to finish. Every single track has it's own charm and it was really hard to decide a favorite. This album is perfect when I get out of university and enter the bus. Z.E.R.O
For those hopeless romantics out there, born too late and way too early, 2814 is perfect to set the mood. These melancholy sounds will leave you dreaming of a better future but with the realization that it's a future we are not a part of. It's soul crushing and depressing but pairs perfectly with the futile, mundane nature of life. HKE and Telepath really set a new standard for ambient vaporwave with this album. Henry S