Portland-based producer Emancipator recently announced the Mountain of Memory (Remixes) LP via his self-founded Loci Records. Featuring fresh takes on each of his acclaimed album’s fourteen tracks, the full album releases on October 09, following two singles released in August and September. The release features prominent electronic producers such as Clozee, il:lo, Koresma, Maddy O’Neal, edapollo, jackLNDN, Poldoore, Arms and Sleepers, among more.
Douglas Appling, the Portland based electronic musician known to music enthusiasts as Emancipator, takes a natural approach to his art. The classically trained violinist, and veteran of more traditional bands during his college years, grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Listening to his parents’ wide ranging collection of albums – Kraftwerk, Orbital, Fleetwood Mac – as well as the African sounds his mother discovered during her years in the Peace Corps, profoundly influenced his expansive approach to music making. The music on his most recent effort, Mountain of Memory, continues to refine and consolidate his creative ethos. The free flowing tracks effortlessly encapsulate his entire musical history, praised by the likes of Magnetic Mag for their “unique edge with electric and acoustic guitars, classical violin, Indian dilruba, cimbaloms, finger snaps and more. ”
Founded and curated by downtempo staple Emancipator, Loci Records is a point of convergence – the crossroads of melodic downtempo, instrumental hip hop, and electronica. Over the last 7 years, Loci has quietly become a platform for intelligent, carefully crafted, electronic music, shining a light on young artists, and helping those acts bring their visions to fruition.