Unicorn Dreams of Electric People

by Jack Hertz

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DJHDD Drone artist Jack Hertz has raided the Blade Runner sample vault producing a new bleep n glitched drone soundscape representing the world of Ridley Scott's original film & Philip K Dick novel. Favorite track: Cruising with Gaff.
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LITEROTICON | tobias This time prolific drone and electronic sound artist Jack Hertz has done something special. Usually his netlabel Aural Films releases "soundtracks for movies that do not exist", this time though the movie does exist. In case the title "Unicorn Dreams Of Electric People" does not ring a bell with you, the one in question is Philip K Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", known to cineastes as the more or less loose adoption "Blade Runner".
I do not know neither the book nor the film so far (yes, shame on me), but I am absolutely fascinated by these dark, atmospheric and multilayered pieces. All of them make for unique and captivating listening experiences, be it the eerie "The Eye Works", reminiscent of very early electronic Sci-Fi music, the manic "Tea With J. F. Sebastian" or, my favourite "Cruising With Gaff" with its female singing samples. Ah yes, the samples. Jack Hertz acknowledges that he used samples from the great freesound.org, he has done a great job weaving field recordings, strange found sounds and more together along with some creative manipulation.
I have got quite a few albums by Jack Hertz in my collection, he is a rather productive artist, but this one is by far my favourite so far. If you'd press me to choose just one word for this release it'd be:
Immersive.

P.S.: I have just bought the book. :)
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Set in the near future. Blade Runner's vision of Los Angles in 2019, depicts society at a crossroads where real and artificial life are at war over existence. Charred skies and baked Earth, force an exodus into outer space for the healthy and wealthy. The rest, are left behind to survive; pedestrians on a dystopian highway where technology and the future collide head-on.

This album is a sonic return to Ridley Scott's gritty film noir world that was painted over Philip K Dick's canvas for "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." Each composition is an extended meditation on the people, places, and encounters found in this unique cinematic vision that fuses the past with our own future.

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released May 11, 2015

Jack Hertz - composing, editing, processing and mixing.

Thanks to the following for contributions to this album:

Introspectural - MIDI stems.
facebook.com/IntroSpectral

Michal Karcz - Album cover design.
michalkarcz.com

Freesound Archive - Sounds and field recordings.
freesound.org


About Jack Hertz

Inspired by the mystery of life. Jack Hertz manipulates sound to create intangible techno-organic impressions between music and noise. Composing and recording music for more than 30 years. Jack is always searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. He utilizes machines, instruments, found objects, field recordings, and effects processing to designs sounds, spaces, and atmospheres for deep listening. More of his his work is available at JackHertz.com

About Aural Films

Aural Films is an online record label (netlabel) that releases high-quality soundtrack albums for movies that do not exist. We cover a wide range of music styles ranging from ambient to experimental to popular to soundtrack musics. Often on the same albums. You can find our complete catalog of releases online at AuralFilms.com

Aural Films Catalog No. AF0124

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