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On his debut album The Host works in a spacey interzone, using vintage gear to create dramatic panoramas for the headphoned mind. He creates a unique suite of modern impressionistic sonics that tumble and waft in and out of the mix, earthed with strong melodies that take inspiration from net-age genres while never recalling them directly.

Throughout, he masters all the potentials of vintage synths, drum machines and reverbs, along with guitar and bass to explore a sound that sets him apart from producers working on computers, creating something much more band-like but rich with lively micro-detail.

Opening track 'Neo-Geocities' is full of drifting synths and distorted drum machine toms reminicent of a jerry-rigged footwork style, 'Angel Fire' melts muted guitar and gentle keys into haywire 808 rhythms, while 'Internet Archaelogy' dubs hazy melodies, tape edits and bass guitar into murky but upliftingly melodic shapes. 'Hidden Ontology' riffs majestically over arpeggiated synths, while '3am Surfing' and 'Summer Solstice at Cape Canaveral' sound like savoured quiet moments after a good night out. 'Rainy Sequences/Phosphene Patterns' is a dense and ecstatic blur of sound, coalescing into a pretty guitar melody weaving through the lush noise while 'Aeontology's pastoral drift is probably best appreciated horizontal, and the delicate and exquisitely detailed spring mood of 'Birthday Bluebells' is a gentle closer. A focused and unique artist with a strong debut.

The Host

  • Artists: The Host
  • Title: The Host
  • Released: Mar 19, 2012

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Collection (12 Tracks) : £7.00 add to basket
Play 1. The Host - Neo-Geocities
Play 2. The Host - Angel Fire
Play 3. The Host - Internet Archaeology
Play 4. The Host - Tryptamine Sweep
Play 5. The Host - Hidden Ontology
Play 6. The Host - Org
Play 7. The Host - 3am Surfing
Play 8. The Host - Second Life
Play 9. The Host - Rainy Sequences/Phosphene Patterns
Play 10. The Host - Summer Solstice At Cape Canaveral
Play 11. The Host - Aeontology
Play 12. The Host - Birthday Bluebells
Collection (12 Tracks) : £7.00 add to basket
Play a-1. The Host - Neo-Geocities
Play a-2. The Host - Angel Fire
Play a-3. The Host - Internet Archaeology
Play a-4. The Host - Tryptamine Sweep
Play a-5. The Host - Hidden Ontology
Play a-6. The Host - Org
Play a-7. The Host - 3am Surfing
Play b-1. The Host - Second Life
Play b-2. The Host - Rainy Sequences/Phosphene Patterns
Play b-3. The Host - Summer Solstice At Cape Canaveral
Play b-4. The Host - Aeontology
Play b-5. The Host - Birthday Bluebells
Collection (12 Tracks) : £6.25 add to basket
Individual tracks: £0.99
Play 1. The Host - Neo-Geocities [£0.99] Buy
Play 2. The Host - Angel Fire [£0.99] Buy
Play 3. The Host - Internet Archaeology [£0.99] Buy
Play 4. The Host - Tryptamine Sweep [£0.99] Buy
Play 5. The Host - Hidden Ontology [£0.99] Buy
Play 6. The Host - Org [£0.99] Buy
Play 7. The Host - 3am Surfing [£0.99] Buy
Play 8. The Host - Second Life [£0.99] Buy
Play 9. The Host - Rainy Sequences/Phosphene Patterns [£0.99] Buy
Play 10. The Host - Summer Solstice At Cape Canaveral [£0.99] Buy
Play 11. The Host - Aeontology [£0.99] Buy
Play 12. The Host - Birthday Bluebells [£0.99] Buy
Collection (12 Tracks) : £8.25 add to basket
Individual tracks: £1.48
Play 1. The Host - Neo-Geocities [£1.48] Buy
Play 2. The Host - Angel Fire [£1.48] Buy
Play 3. The Host - Internet Archaeology [£1.48] Buy
Play 4. The Host - Tryptamine Sweep [£1.48] Buy
Play 5. The Host - Hidden Ontology [£1.48] Buy
Play 6. The Host - Org [£1.48] Buy
Play 7. The Host - 3am Surfing [£1.48] Buy
Play 8. The Host - Second Life [£1.48] Buy
Play 9. The Host - Rainy Sequences/Phosphene Patterns [£1.48] Buy
Play 10. The Host - Summer Solstice At Cape Canaveral [£1.48] Buy
Play 11. The Host - Aeontology [£1.48] Buy
Play 12. The Host - Birthday Bluebells [£1.48] Buy
Collection (12 Tracks) : £2.00 add to basket
Play a-1. The Host - Neo-Geocities
Play a-2. The Host - Angel Fire
Play a-3. The Host - Internet Archaeology
Play a-4. The Host - Tryptamine Sweep
Play a-5. The Host - Hidden Ontology
Play a-6. The Host - Org
Play a-7. The Host - 3am Surfing
Play b-1. The Host - Second Life
Play b-2. The Host - Rainy Sequences/Phosphene Patterns
Play b-3. The Host - Summer Solstice At Cape Canaveral
Play b-4. The Host - Aeontology
Play b-5. The Host - Birthday Bluebells