Inspired by Larum's Into a Bright Land (out now on Puremagnetik Tapes), Expanse is a noise and drone generator that can be spectrally blurred, pitched, and filtered. It is a simple yet versatile tool that can produce sweeping backdrops, resonating low drones and many other textural canvases.
Into a Bright Land weaves a tapestry of field recordings spanning many of California's natural areas. The album came together over a period of several months, informed by a collection of sounds that were inspired from acoustic ecology studies; captured on the shores of Point Reyes to mountains in Big Sur and ancient forests of Yosemite. It was later assembled in the studio and augmented with algorithmic programming in Csound.