SQM Part I is Oubys' second album on Testtoon (Part II will be released later this year) Oubys develops his characteristic sound into an exploration of source, energy and contemplation. The six tracks here play with melody, atmosphere and contrast and produce a stream of consciousness like parallel world that invites as much as it challenges. Oubys' music has an explicitly visual feel, but what the associated image might be depends on the listener's interpretation of its energy. Contradictory yet beautiful, SQM marks a new Phase in Oubys' recording career. This is experimental electronic music for open-minded ears. Free download code inside every copy.
Released June 2, 2014
SQM Part II again delves into abstracted melodic and harmonic grandiosity, counterpointed with integrated blurbs of noise and static. Oubys has a fearless and often unattached approach to composition and sound. Although there's definite references to the claustrophobia of dark science fiction and his approach to melody hints at an inspiration beyond electronic music, his music stands firmly on its own and shuns every sense of political correctness. SQM Part II shares the same futuristic feeling as its first installment. A throbbing undercurrent defines its tracks and gives them structure, a structure that is just as easily abandoned in favor of of noise and harmonic exploration.
Released November 14, 2014
released August 8, 2017
Produced by Wannes Kolf
Mastered & Cut by Andreas Lubich