The Pacific Visions of Martin Glass

by Martin Glass

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about

The future for magnetic bubble memories
- and there still is one - was more modest now.

Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it.
"Not productive, Mr. Glass."

Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying
the sharp minty spike of his cocktail.

All the while, a dragonfly - coloured in brilliant metal -
arced and spiralled around his recliner.

Pleasure's bubble and hum.

Hugging the horizon, the observation deck reveals
a panorama over the crystal bay.

Against the slow sky, the Pacific…

… and a wavy, patterned ice-cream.

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We're proud to present the first set of recordings from Martin Glass. Exiled in Taiwan working on a deal that never gets done, an American businessman falls under the hypnotic spell of the Pacific. His is an Asiatisch fever dream - seaside lovers, translucent virtual vocalists, glass-y '80s synthesisers and multinational muzak. It's an ode to Pacific bubble decadence, beamed from a lilo or a roof garden (or both)... all fizzing arpeggios, melancholy marimba symphonies and sunken yacht karaoke.

In terms of sonic references: forgotten '70s nippon pop, Sakomoto + Glass sweeping neo-classicism, Haruomi Hosono driftwood, Susumu Yokota floral pretty-ness... it's all there somewhere...?

Video for 'Sound & Image': youtu.be/eiRw6spfqFQ

'Pacific Visions' is a joint release with our friends Dramatic Records.

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'unmoored and blissfully drifting like clouds' - Pitchfork

'unbelievably gorgeous, I can't stop playing this' - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music

'wonderfully textural and dreamy soundscapes for future memories of summer places' - Nick Luscombe, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

'a 4th world cyber-spa only accessible down some hidden hallway in vaporwave’s virtual plaza' - FACT

'assured to quell even the most assiduous of minds' - Crack Magazine

'amazing, I'm totally addicted to this record' - Throwing Shade, NTS Radio

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released September 4, 2017

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