Lava Lamp

by Pulse Emitter

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Originally released as a limited edition C50 cassette on Cylindrical Habitat Modules.

"One of the biggest landmarks in the CHM discography thus far, can barely contain my excitement to be dropping a new tape for Daryl Groetsch's PULSE EMITTER project. One of the most consistently phenomenal and completely underrated artists out there, with one of the most spot-on, incredibly conceptual releases I've heard in a while. Based completely on watching a lava lamp, Daryl's unearthly modular waves ooze and melt in the trademark Pulse Emitter fashion. This one has kind of a "Meditative Music 2" vibe, with crackling pulsations and hollow Elaine Radigue-style drones that transfix as the lamp does. "Starts out pretty cold, then warms up, just like the lamp". Side B represents the lamp in full swing; "Rising Columns, Falling Orbs"... Some of the most ominous and oddly beautiful creep-waves I've ever heard. Just floating by. Guaranteed to turn your brain into an amorphous, shifting blob of wax, and the rest of your body into a statuesque, unable-to-move column of light and water. Mind-boggling and truly spot-on, conceptually. One of my favorite Pulse Emitter joints for sure, could not be more proud to release this. Edition of 100 with full-color cardstock covers and labeled tapes." --Cylindrical Habitat Modules


released July 28, 2010



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Pulse Emitter Portland, Oregon

Pulse Emitter is the musical project of Daryl Groetsch. He focuses on melodic synthesizer music that is calming and transportive. Since 2004, he has released albums on acclaimed labels and has toured Europe and N. America. Music critic David Keenan has said, "No one is making synth music that feels so organic, so rapturous and so 'in tune' with the contours of outer and inner space as Groetsch." ... more


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