Hero of the Grey Area

by SGX

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This is the most focused, cohesive album by SGX focusing on instrumental pieces. SGX intersperses electro, breakbeat, and industrial beats between lush orchestrations, growling synth basses, and transporting soundscapes. "Hero" is at the same time electronic and synthetic plus natural and human.

Unlike his previous albums such as Chroma and Synesthetic which feature a mixture of not only genres, but tones, Hero of the Grey Area exudes a more homogeneous tone and feeling while still exploring fusing ideas from many genres. This is music for listening and sometimes takes its time exploring an idea in the vein of BT's "This Binary Universe."

Hero of the Grey Area features A Meal for a Whale - a track made with only a software sequencer/sampler, a piano, and the audio toy/game Electroplankton for the Nintendo DS as sound sources. SGX effects, samples, records, and manipulates his way through this at once lo-fi and lush recording creating tides of relaxed beauty and exuberance.

Also featured is the four-movement i.transmit.this - an exercise in re-use and modulation of interchangeable musical ideas. SGX begins with simple overlapping piano melodies that appear and re-appear in later parts of the piece as different instruments and ideas, inspiring new ideas. I Transmit This branches, grows new limbs, and finally returns to the main concepts which in the end bear the influences of the new ideas that were themselves inspired by the original concepts. Check out the i.transmit.this EP disc featuring five continuations of the song from SGXRMX Project alumni Hy Bound, Nicole Adams, David L. Puga, and Malcos.


released December 15, 2007

Danny Adler, AKA SGX composition, mixing, production. Jeremy Janzen Mastering.




SGX Baltimore, Maryland

Making sweet ass beats with smart melodies and tasty textures since 2001, SGX rocks your face and soothes your soul at the same time.

Undulating gracefully between and amongst EDM texture extremes, SGX skillfully navigates the listener on a trip spanning heavy, aggressive, modern "bass music" EDM sounds and other genre staples like hiphop grooves, ambient soundscapes, and orchestral melodies.
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