October 21, 2020
A bugs life as told via sound stories.
Artist and composer Ale Hop is releasing a new album, called The Life of Insects, via Buh Records this October.
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Hop began working on the album after spending a month living with insects in her home studio, building terrariums to record them for the sound design of a film she was working on.
The Life of Insects subsequently presents a speculative narrative of their lives, designed to be reconstructed and re-imagined through the ear, and mind, of the listener.
The album’s 8-tracks span electroacoustic experimentations, ambient, noise and guitar.
It follows her Apophenia LP, which was also released on Buh Records.
Pre-order a copy of The Life of Insects here in advance of its 23rd October release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. La procesión
2. The Life of Insects
1. The Way to the Ocean
2. Someday We’ll Dance Again
3. The Pearl Diver
4. Jungle Depredation