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Semblance I 19:35
Semblance II 18:44


Electronic composers, John Thayer (Brooklyn) and Michael Hix (Nashville), met in NYC in 2017 where they were both living at the time. After playing a show together at Sunview Luncheonette in Brooklyn, the two resolved to work together on new music. They exchanged ideas remotely over the course of 2 years, Michael having moved back to his home state of Tennessee. Semblance is the result - a new longform piece for synthesizers, tape loops & field recordings.

Primarily composed by John with contributions from Michael, what started as a simple piano loop morphed into something expansive and mysterious. The music is a landscape in itself to explore, best experienced with headphones and at night.

This is music for when the sun has set and the veils have thinned.


released September 4, 2020

John Thayer: Tape Loops, Field Recordings, Synths & Electronics
Michael Hix: Modular Synthesizer

Mixed & Mastered by John Thayer at Thump Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Original Artwork by Emily Weiner


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John Thayer is a New York based musician, composer and audio engineer. Thayer explores the intersection of acoustic and electronic music, using tape manipulations and experimental recording techniques, to produce instrumental music in a wide spectrum ranging from exploratory group improvisation to solo ethereal soundscapes. ... more

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