22nd August 2014
The Unfinished has released Absynth Nostromo, a collection of 128 sounds for cinematic scoring and ambient electronica.
Nostromo is inspired by the cinematic sounds of Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Dave Porter, and the electronic noises of Boards of Canada, Biosphere and I Break Horses. It's full of wobbly, widescreen leads; broken, beefy basses; lush, lo-fi pads; savage, soulful soundscapes; and complex, compelling sequences.
Hewn out of Absynth's deep and destructive synthesis and sampling engine, Nostromo has "a delicate, analogue soul, wrapped in a robust, digital skin". This soundset is all about drift, dirt and dynamics.
The vibe and inspiration was the tone of beautiful, classic ARP and Sequential Circuits synths run through the rough-edged, early samplers of EMU and Akai.
The Unfinished says "Here is a world of analogue beasts that haven't warmed up properly, wavetable synths running off leaky batteries and old skool samplers that have been left out in the rain. By turns both quirky and creepy, Absynth Nostromo is a drifting, enchanting and occasionally disturbing collection."