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Karl Steven Shares Single / Video 'Acoma (Phase I)'

Karl Steven Shares Single / Video 'Acoma (Phase I)'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Paul Taylor / Tuesday 30th November, 2021 12:07PM

Pārāwai-based composer, producer and all round impressive person Karl Steven has made my morning with a new single from his upcoming debut solo collection All Of Human Emotion On Microfiche. The third drop ahead of the album's February release, 'Acoma (Phase I)' is a soothing digital salve after the delicious, crunchy chaos of singles 'Tāmaki 5000' and 'Freedom Bells'. Once he'd laid down the song's opening synth chord, Steven says "the rest of the song, the lyrics, and even the basic concept for the video just unfolded from it pretty much immediately", even suggesting 'Acoma (Phase I)' stepped into our world from another dimension. Reflecting the world-melding story of the song, visual collaborators Marcel Bellvé and Jamie-Lee Smith render Steven in an undulating pixelverse for the 'Acoma (Phase I)' video. Watch and listen below for a simulated cyber-space visitation, delivered directly from alternate timeline, post-human Karl Steven...

Karl Steven's debut album 'All Of Human Emotion On Microfiche' is out February 4th 2022 via Sunreturn Records.


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