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    The combination of easy access to digital technology and the increasing accessibility of music production tools has irreversibly democratised how people perceive and produce sound.
    Electronic music is now no longer the preserve of the kabal that churn out repetitive beats and twitches for club land.
    Simeon Soden is one of a new breed of producers, eager to take electronic music back to basics. "In this Ep I intend to explore and celebrate the rich and diverse qualities of artificial sounds, combining them with production techniques taken from contemporary EDM including house, techno, witch house and synthwave"
    Respect for the heritage of electronic music is a recurring motif in his work, right down the equipment he uses " I selected the Roland JX-3P, D50, TR505; and Yamaha DX7, DX21 as well as the Roland SH201, because they capture and crystallise revolutionary and iconic sounds "
    Simeon uses these instruments and his influences to build a rich and varied collage of sound.
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    Untrust :
    “It is a summing up of a short-sighted argument…the unfaithful, regardless of circumstance will make excuses to justify their actions when an opportunity presents itself, [such as] feelings of being trapped and not being able to fight an instinct. The lyrics are a statement about how I feel these justifications are invalid.” Dole, J. 2013.
    “The lyrics for the track bridges are a look at the thoughts I'd had after having lost a close friend to meningitis, a feeling that I would do anything to see them again, coupled with a disbelief that this person who was so much to me was gone, and that nothing in my power could have been done to change this fact…although a considerable amount of time had now passed causing my memories to fade, I still remembered the kind of person he was and what he meant to me.” Dole, J. 2013.
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released June 29, 2013



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ako Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Simeon Soden

"...a talent already attracting significant attention across the region and beyond. His dark and immersive take on house and IDM is foreboding but also curiously beautiful – think a cleaned up version of Salem, or Boards of Canada if they went over to the dark side." NARC. 2015

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