Abul Mogard – Circular Forms

Artist: Abul Mogard

Label: Ecstatic

Year of Release: 2015

Sounds From: Serbia

Posted in: Albums

Sounds like: Ambient Synth

A 36 minutes suite of 4 analogue synth pieces.

Mogard was born in Belgrade, Serbia and spent most of his life working in a metal factory. He approached music only in old age after his retirement.

Between 2012 – 2013 he issued his first works on tape thru Steve Moore’s VCO Records, followed most recently by a gorgeous split vinyl for Emotional Response.

‘Circular Forms’ channels a wealth of soulful, emotive modular explorations and the ending result is evocative, unsettling and beguiling modern synth music.

There’s a real emotive essence to his – almost lyrical – emotional arrangements which is very much removed from the Modular revivalism that’s been dominant over the last few years.

Composed and recorded in solitude using a limited equipment array of Farfisa organs in conjunction with a self-built modular synthesiser, ‘Circular Forms’s intoxicating distortions and extreme low frequencies translate into personal space and addictive emotions.

Abul Mogard: “Lately I have been reading and appreciating visual art and paintings and this has informed my work on this album. Compared to my previous albums, this was the first time that I had a clear visual representation of my music, as geometrical forms – each element of a track suggested a form that intertwined with the other elements”.