Video [1 minute edit] from ‘Watched by a Silent Moon’ from the Neu Gestalt ‘Controlled Substances’ album on Alex Tronic Records (2019).
Video [1 minute edit] from ‘The Wave Garden’ from the Neu Gestalt ‘Controlled Substances’ album on Alex Tronic Records (2019).
Full video for Drowned Worlds from the Neu Gestalt ‘Controlled Substances’ album.
Neu Gestalt CDs are available through Amazon and a various other online retailers.
A series of 45 second video tasters from the new ‘Controlled Substances’ album.
A kind review of ‘Controlled Substances’ by Mat Smith is on his excellent ‘Further’ website.
Neu Gestalt is the alias of Edinburgh-based electronic musician Les Scott, whose fourth album Controlled Substances was created using a deliberately pared-back set of tools: a violin, a guitar, a modular system for processing source material, Akai samplers and an Atari computer from the late 80s to bring it all together.
A kind review of ‘Controlled Substances’ by Jonathan Muirhead is on ‘Is This Music’.
This album is a soundscape rather than an album. It starts off small and delicate and quiet and it ends up a quiet and subtly impressive and immersive giant within your head. ‘Machines Of Grace’ is the perfect starter, all bleeps, blips and blobs, underlined and subtly carried by deep dark keyboard and synth bass …
The music of ‘Controlled Substances’ lies somewhere between illbient and electronically-treated chamber music. Beatless, reflective, soundscape pieces are interspersed to provide a little light and shade and breath more space into the album as a whole.
Photography throughout by Jose Snook Photography.
‘Crucible’ from ‘Controlled Substances’.
‘Machines of Grace’ from ‘Controlled Substances’.