Apotheosis Putrefactum is the second collaborative album between Andrew Quitter and Nick Hoffman after 2013’s Nu Grotesque cassette. Recorded over the course of two years in Eugene, Oregon, it combines analog synthesis (Quitter) and digital synthesis (Hoffman), and documents the duo descending further into realms of aural putrefaction and cosmic pessimism.
Artwork, Design, and Layout by Thomas at Sightlab
released November 20, 2016
Nick Hoffman is a composer and multidisciplinary artist working across the fields of algorithmic composition, generative music, and medieval music arrangements. He holds an MM in intermedia music technology from the University of Oregon. While in Oregon, he studied implementations of dynamic stochastic synthesis for live audio and video processing. He has held performances throughout Japan, Korea, China, Mexico, and the United States. A frequent collaborator, he has worked with Aaron Zarzutzki, Devin DiSanto, Mattin, Ryu Hankil, Hong Chulki, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Utah Kawasaki, Bonnie Jones, Guilty Connector, and Tim Olive. In 2009 he founded the Pilgrim Talk record label specializing in limited edition releases on analog formats. His recordings have been issued by Senufo Editions, Intonema, Copy For Your Records, and Erstwhile Records.
Andrew Quitter began making experimental sounds as a teenager after receiving his first 4-track recorder in 1998. His main projects over the years have been Suburbia Melting (1998–2012) and Regosphere (2007–current). He has toured the country many times and released close to 200 recordings since 1998. He also started the label DumpsterScore Home Recordings in 2003, which has put out over 100 releases in the past decade.
Around 2009, Quitter began expanding his tape collage techniques with the addition of thick drones sourced from analog synthesizers and organs, as well as elements of percussion and extended field recordings. This led to the first full-length album under his own name – Entering Saturn’s Return – released on the Ilse label in 2011. He has also composed several soundtracks and done sound design work for independent horror/sci-fi movies.