Published May 29, 2018Continuing to "broaden the idea of what an electronic music ensemble can sound like," Brooklyn synth trio Forma have announced their return with a new album. Semblance — the band's fourth full-length effort — will arrive on July 20 via Kranky.
The album follows 2016's Physicalist and is apparently "more direct and exacting," according to a press release. For a taste of that, you can hear the newly shared album track "Three-Two" at the bottom of the page.
A press release expanded on what we can expect from Semblance with the following:
Inspired by polyrhythmic composition, the human voice, and conceptual improvisation strategies, the songs are striking in their textural detail and emotional nuance, alternately synthetic and sentient, futuristic and intuitive. Incorporating flute, piano, guitar, saxophone, acoustic drums and cymbals alongside an array of synthesizers, the record persuasively demonstrates the group's unique playing abilities and fluid chemistry — attributes they credit to "techniques we've developed to trick our electronic machines into mimicking the spontaneous character of live instruments."
You can see the tracklist below, as well as the album's artwork done by frequent Forma collaborator Peter Burr above.
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