Haute Areal releases the album „Glassworks“ by Fred Rapid in cooperation with the art book publisher Strzelecki Books.
The music was produced only with an anachronistic groovebox and recorded live, which means all parameters like filter positions or effects were edited during the recording process and all programmed patterns were triggered and edited live. The instrumentals were not put together on a computer, but created with hardware and recorded in one piece.
To release this album the label decided to try something new. While the first single was released as a T-Shirt with download-code, Haute Areal releases the album as a book, an art catalogue. Several artists interpreted the music in a medium of their choice, like Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” the other way round. The only obligation was to entitle the contributed work with one of the song titles of the album. All works of the artists are displayed in the catalogue, which includes a code to download the whole Fred Rapid album (320 kbit/mp3) and a 7” single (crystal vinyl). It is of course also possible to buy the music without catalogue at download shops, but there is no conventional medium like CD or LP.