The album "Thought Fountain" by Spoq is a trip! Equipped with unflappable passion for his music and seemingly inexhaustible creativity, Spoq takes the listener on an epic tour through unheard rhythmic landscapes. "Thought Fountain" is full of different moods and surprises. It wanders between lush, beautiful melodies combined with edgy electronic noises as well as dark, heavy beats and basses. Pre released tracks already gained a lot of critical acclaim with comparisions to the music of Bonobo or the sound craft of Chris Clark or Amon Tobin.
According to Spoq, this is a natural album, meaning the different tracks developed organically rather following intuition than concept. But also the compositions themselves are full of complex oddities, dissonant tones, dusty, scratchy analogue noises which are used as instruments and arranged in a way that the combinations reveal a suprising and natural beauty.
Within more than two years of development, Spoq experimented a lot with unusual sound sources and samples to create the unique soul of this record. While the melodies are played mostly by analogue instruments, often he applied foley techniques to add to the mix. That means he generated the tones and percussion with a variety of objects instead of instruments, as long as he could get the right sounds out of them.
This unrestricted playfullness and the masterful composition skills of Spoq make "Thought Fountain" a rare find, that easily stands out.
Cover Artwork by Mario Tran phuc (www.mariotp.de