Catharsis CD1

by Alto Stratus



Necronomicon Suite 45'30"
1) Birth, 2) Humanoid, 3) Mutation, 4) Creature,
5) Power, 6) Alien, 7) Mutation, 8) Nightmare

The long-awaited return of Alto Stratus started as an attempt to do a sequel to the Biomechanoid album, in parallel to our work in Endgame and the Newt Hounds project, yet although Gigeresque the "Necronomicon Suite" was much more patently Alto Stratus. Also, a new Alto Stratus style had developed, stepping back to the mid-1980's sound and reinventing it, thus the title "Catharsis".


released August 16, 2014

Recorded at Tachyon Studio (24 January-24 December 2000).

Alan Freeman: synths, percussion, effects, guitar, voice, loops, records, sampling.
Steve Freeman: synths, loops, guitar, voice, bowed cymbals, records, sampling.



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Alto Stratus Leicester, UK

The duo of Alan and Steve Freeman (Ultima Thule), we spent much of our spare time during the 1980's experimenting with electronics, sound collage, etc., recording some 30 odd cassettes as Alto Stratus (and other guises: Vrije, Q.S.O., Electric Junk, etc.), also as soloists, and the trio ZBB. For 30 years we've continued with a 10 further releases since, bands: Endgame, The Newt Hounds, Triax, etc. ... more

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