· A NEW SOLO ALBUM BY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER & ENGINEER STEPHEN W. TAYLER (KATE BUSH, RUSH, TINA TURNER, PETER GABRIEL, HOWARD JONES)
Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of a stunning new album by the award winning producer, sound designer, engineer & mixer STEPHEN W. TAYLER.
‘Ostinato’ is a labour of love, built on a forty years’ vision by Stephen, who is influenced by modern electronica and is a Minimalist composer in the tradition of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. “I had so many ideas for music and sound running around inside my head as a teenager, and now, more than 40 years on, technology has evolved to the point where I can realise this vision, as if the outer world and my inner music have finally synchronised, and the production of this album has at last been made possible.” says Stephen. “These are the sounds and ideas that have lived in my mind… the sound of voices, choirs, organs, the piano, the clarinet, synthesizers, vocoders, places and environments, from the depths of my memory and across the years.”
As a mixing and recording engineer, music producer, musician, composer and sound designer, Stephen has contributed this collection of talents to hundreds of world-class albums for artists including Rupert Hine, Suzanne Vega, Peter Gabriel, Underworld, Duncan Sheik, Howard Jones, Stevie Nicks, Milla Jovovich, Rush, Bob Geldof and Tina Turner. He most recently has been working with Kate Bush on her last two albums, as well as her first live performances in thirty-five years.
Stephen has always stayed on the leading edge of audio technology, starting with analogue and tape techniques, and subsequently he has been an early adopter of synthesis, sampling and digital technology. His current work includes engagements with moving image and sound design, as well as digital and installation art. “Ostinato” brings together all of Stephen’s talents and is a stunning example of the art of ambient and minimalist composition.