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Spectral Drift

by Phonsonic

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Richard Osborn Hypnotic rhythmic beauty. Favorite track: Sand Wave.
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Jay Once again another amazing release from Phonsonic. Beautifully conceived and executed, , a must for any ambient lovers collection.
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Abandoned 08:58
Sand Wave 05:44
Chainlink 06:24
Falling 05:41


In creating Spectral Drift I explore a spectrum of textures, colours and light. I find that so often the processes used for creating sonic ideas and sounds are very similar to those for creating visual ideas and images. The language used is also very similar. We talk about a ‘bright’ sound or a ‘quiet’ scene.

‘Vapours Float in Vain’ was inspired by photographs I’d taken of clouds gently drifting across a summer’s blue sky and eventually dissolving into nothingness.

An image of bright sunlight reflecting off tranquil lapping waves influenced the sounds created for the title track ‘Spectral Drift’.

‘Abandoned’ contains several objects recorded in a derelict factory. I took some photographs of the objects and realised that the light hitting them created a mood that carried through to the mixing process.

The mixing of the album also explored the effects of harmonics. Layers of sound creating new sounds. The process often organic but sometimes hard to control. Much like colours in a photograph; trying to change one colour so easily affects the other colours. Making the sounds work together is often the result of a mixture of experimentation and luck!

I’ve again made extensive use of granular synthesis and field recordings. Combining the two has given me a new spectrum of unique instruments. Grains of sounds are much like pixels in a picture; they can be manipulated to create something unique and unimagined.


released January 14, 2022

Performed, mixed and mastered by Phonsonic (Alexander Caminada).
Artwork and photography by Alexander Caminada


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Phonsonic Stroud, UK

I'm Alexander Caminada and I produce music as Phonsonic. I'm a sound artist, photographer and videographer based in Stroud, UK.

My music is created using acoustic instruments, synthesisers and soundscapes made from recorded textures.
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