Hugo RA Paris 'Threaded Habitat' LP

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Hugo RA Paris 'Threaded Habitat' LP

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Beacon Sound and Jacktone Records are pleased to announce a limited edition joint vinyl release by Hugo RA Paris entitled Threaded Habitat. The new LP from Paris follows two previous cassette releases on Jacktone: Mystique Youth (2015) and Horizons Beneath The Surface (2016), which appeared under his alias, Lavender.

Format: LP/Digital.
Catalog #: BNSD036/JKTN058
Vinyl limited to 300 copies (includes DL and insert).
Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann.
Cover photograph by Sam Hamilton.

The transition to the Hugo RA Paris moniker with this album marks a more personal shift in approach. Threaded Habitat combines ambient textures and techno rhythms to reflect tension between humanity and nature—particularly the cyclical nature of collapse and renewal. It also marks Beacon Sound's first collaborative release with Jacktone, a Detroit and Berlin-based label co-owned by Darren Cutlip and Doc Sleep, specializing in techno, house, ambient and experimental electronics. Paris resides in Portland and developed the flagship modular product for leading Eurorack manufacturer 4MS: the SWN.

The album's closing track was entirely composed on a SWN prototype and recorded in one take. In fact, much of his work is done in layers of single takes with minimal processing to preserve its raw emotion and embrace minor imperfections. As an MIT-trained engineer and physicist, working with hardware—from modulars to guitar pedals and tape loops—is essential to his process of not only making but exploring sound.

Threaded Habitat captures moments of claustrophobia and bliss in seven tracks and three accompanying videos directed by New Zealand artist Sam Hamilton. Visual art plays a central role in many of Paris’s projects, which include intricate audio-visual performances and scores for full-length films like The Modern Jungle (La Selva Negra) and its forthcoming follow-up.

The hand-assembled vinyl package features photography by Sam Hamilton. A remix release will arrive later in the Fall, with work from Kranky recording artist Earthen Sea and fellow Jacktone and modular synth maker and producer, Dan Snazelle.

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