Zeitgeber's Heteronomy is an exploration of psychedelic, ambient, world and electronic music. You’ll hear hints of Balkan and African rhythms, washes of reverb-soaked textures, and instrumentation as eclectic as ‘caisa’ handpan, clarinet, didgeridoo, ‘sansula’ thumb piano, melodica, guitar and viola.
Conceptually the album is a homage to the hidden forces and environmental stimuli that regulate and modulate human behaviour and psychology - like a zeitgeber, a rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body's circadian rhythms.
The implication is that we are less in control of our body and mind than like to think.
Heteronomy is a unique and engrossing listen that will please fans of Dawn Of Midi, Manu Delago’s Living Room, Portico Quartet, Estradasphere, and anyone interested in the fusion of music from across the globe.
released March 14, 2017
Evan McGregor: Caisa handpan, drums/percussion, Sansula thumb piano, guitar, didgeridoo, melodica, programming/synths
Phillippa Murphy-Haste: clarinet, bass clarinet, viola
Songs written by Evan McGregor
Clarinet/viola parts by Phillippa Murphy-Haste
Bouzouki on Track 3 and bass on track 7 by Niko
Tracks 1, 9 and general sound design by Niko
Recorded and Mixed by Nicholas O’Brien (Niko) at Upcycled Sounds upcycledsounds.eu
Mastered by Oli Whitworth oliwhitworth.com
Album art by Sam Harwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Co-released with Upcycled Sounds