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Mesoscale by Chris Harvey
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Posted: 10 May 10
Electronic artist Chris Harvey draws on minimalist traditions whilst moving firmly forward, carving out his strong identity with carefully constructed melodies lingering long after they're heard. No stranger to pushing boundaries of the experimental organic ambient scene, he also remains true to his roots absorbing influences from artists such as Aphex Twin, Delia Derbyshire, FSOL, Thomas Dolby and David Sylvian.
His debut album The White Sail, was released in 1995 which successfully combines haunting, lyrical melodies with inspired percussion and a rare sense of harmony, its potential being instantly spotted and picked up for licensing by, among others Australian Nine Network and MTV.
Second album Otherwake, was released in 2008 and enthusiastically received, catching the attention of Tom Robinson where it soon become a regular on his BBC6 show, going on to appear as Pick Of The Month by U.S. E-Musician Magazine. The album sees a natural evolution of style, being described as "subtly bewitching microhouse gently unfolding melodies and intricate, sophisticated beats".
Chris also continues to be a happening producer on the UK scene, previously collaborating with numerous musicians - supporting synth legend Klaus Schulze, performing at the O2 arena in 2006 and recently providing session keyboards and programming on soul-god Terry Callier's "Live With Me".
His often restrained and delicate music is the soundtrack to award winning video "String Ducky" in U.S. Science Magazine Discover, with his music continuing to be licensed worldwide for short films, TV spots, games, animation and numerous podcasts, his original work continues to gain further recognition.
The imminent release of his third album - Colonization, promises to be a treat for avid fans and those who prefer their electronic music to be aimed at their frontal lobes. Release Date of Colonization is 12 April 2010.