Spectra is a journey. As for the previous Fervor EP, Hall delivers here an impressive work based on the concept of “surround”. Merging a daily practice of experimentation, the research on polyrhythms and syncopation, and the use of mathematical formulas connected with our world, Tom creates a vast environmental based music.
The electronic textures created by Hall come to life amid silicon rainbows and digital noise explosions. Tom Hall is more epidermal than many of his colleagues, and today represents the link between Room 40’s electronics and the (Raster-) Noton techno. BRILLIANT – Rockerilla
A world on its own, Spectra is the metabolization of all these data-like sources, resulting in a warm analog fresco of the complex personality of the composer. Dreamy lines resting on rich textures, echoes of musique concrète, quasi-pop harmonic progressions, hypnotic percussive dark patterns, and again, nervous micro-time structures and a strong sense of construction, with a predilection for circularity; all this makes Spectra pierce the boundaries of music genres, to equally express urge of experimentation and a high degree of accessibility.