Stacked Up At Zero

by Ross Downes

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Iron Cloud 03:30
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Extincting 04:34
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Recovery 02:46
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Apophany 03:45

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Trestle Records is pleased to present Stacked Up At Zero, the new full length instrumental LP from London based artist / musician Ross Downes.

Stacked Up At Zero is a carefully crafted record fluctuating between calm solace, foreboding tension and ambient longing. Fundamentally an electronic record, synthesisers create a darkly ethereal setting, evoking entranced contemplation that regularly gives way to more shadowy territories. From comforting to concerning, it captivates through an inventive combining of genres.

Stacked Up At Zero is an intensely intimate and personal record. A place that Downes built to occupy, wander and give voice during a difficult year. It’s a record of psychological landscapes, between truths that need comfort and fictions that give escape. The influence and love of cinema permeates the record. Downes builds a world, creating an environment influenced by soundtracks, potential narratives and a propensity for the dramatic.

Evocative sound design and field recordings provide atmospheres that accompany, place and shroud the melodic and compositional preoccupations of the record. The influences, from a multitude of approaches and styles, contribute to a dynamic collection of shifting densities that reference minimal, ambient, industrial and contemporary classical music.

Drones shift and fluctuate whilst a myriad of synthesisers propel, distort and drift. Expansive groaning bass frequencies lay ominous foundations for progressive lines, vast sci-fi pads, digital ticks, sampled strings, disembodied voices and sparse percussion immersed in cavernous echoing reverb.

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released May 1, 2020

ALL MATERIAL WRITTEN AND PRODUCED
BY ROSS DOWNES
LONDON UK

ANALOGUE, DIGITAL SYNTHESISERS
SEQUENCERS, ELECTRIC GUITAR, PEDALS
SAMPLES, FIELD RECORDINGS

MIXED BY R.DOWNES LONDON UK

MASTERED BY NICHOLAS SIDDALL


SLEEVE DESIGN BY ROSS DOWNES

INNER SLEEVE ART BY LUKE RUDOLF

VOICE SAMPLE TRK 10 MEGAN ROONEY


'AN ISLAND HIJACKED' DEDICATED

TO CAROLE CADWALLADR

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Trestle records is a record label dedicated to putting out new instrumental music started by four friends in east london during 2011. Ranging from electronic to classical, pop to musique concrete supporting and distributing all manner of contemporary instrumental music is its principle. ... more

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