Ale Hop explores The Life of Insects through experimental electronics and guitar





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.


Side A

1. La procesión
2. The Life of Insects
3. Pollinators

Side B

1. The Way to the Ocean
2. Someday We’ll Dance Again
3. The Pearl Diver
4. Jungle Depredation