Local Crowd

by Saul Stokes

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Berkdrums ‘Local Crowd’ was a surprise for me. I bought a beautiful 7-CD package @ Dennis Knopper’s Databloem store and this album was among them. Once in a while it’s just great to do such things, and see what’ll be among those albums... to be surprised. ‘Local Crowd’ is not an album that would cross my path in itself I think, but now it has, and it’s a really lovely ‘up’-album I think. A positive vibe on all tracks and great to enjoy while reading, driving, working or relaxing. Give it a try here on Bandcamp & go to the Databloem-website if you want the physical album as well. And if you like Saul’s vibe on this one, you might want to check Drew Sullivan’s Slow Dancing Society as well..
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APK "Travel by projector" ... excellent !!!
Wave break 07:29


Recorded between 2016 and 2017 in Oakland California.

The backbone for each song on Local Crowd was sonically sketched outside of my studio using a Novation Circuit. I composed pieces while travelling on planes, staying in hotel rooms, hot nights in my backyard, cold nights in front of a fire. I then transferred each sketch to my studio to to develop further. While composing, I often looked at imagery and maps of the Southern California coast line. I’ve always been fascinated by the dreamy mixture of hazy sun, palm trees, and urban bustle.

Local Crowd was composed using the following music instruments and equipment:

Novation Circuit, Yamaha TX817, Moog Slim Phatty, Analog RYTM, AKAI MPC 1000, PAIA dual spring reverb, akai s2000, Korg volca sample, korg volca bass, numerous BYOC effects pedals, Delta Lab Effectron2, T.C. Electronics M3000, Ableton Live, Max for Cats, Spektro Audio, Waldorf Largo, and of course my homemade synthesizers Abstractor and Circle 16 along with a homemade Buchla touchplate keyboard.

If your into CD's please visit Databloem.com to find a limited run version of Local Crowd.

www. Databloem.com


released September 20, 2017

Mastered by Vincent Villuis at Ultimae Studios,
Production assistance by Dennis Knopper


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Saul Stokes Oakland, California

Please note my email has changes. Contact me at saulstokes@gmail.com

Saul Stokes is a musician from Oakland California. Described as one of today's most eclectic electronic musicians, Stokes has been producing and releasing his own angle of electronic music for over 16 years. Stokes creates music using an array of modular hand-forged electronics to achieve his signature sound. ... more

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