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ADR – FILTER FAILURE

LGND001 - Out July 11th 2021 on Legendarium adr FILTER FAILURE
Filter Failure is the new album and audiovisual work by composer, producer, and artist Aaron David Ross (ADR). Following his work on the acclaimed Uncut Gems soundtrack and solo releases Deceptionista and Throat on PAN, Filter Failure takes the form of a cinematic song cycle, featuring ten animated tone poems which showcase ADR as both a cybernetic singer-songwriter and as a 3D hobbyist animator.

Filter Failure features ADR as a storyteller-architect-maestro, conducting an exodus across panoramic vistas of his making—landscapes, architectures, and lounges all brimming with iconography that mirror the album’s detailed compositions. Long engaged in a practice of reconstructing the archeology of classical, jazz, pop, and electronic music into new contemporary art & technological contexts, Filter Failure stands apart as a hybrid opus, synthesizing years of ADR’s obsessive genre studies that have spanned over a decade of solo releases and collaborative works.

The eponymous concept of “Filter Failure”—originating from theories around Web 2.0 digital workflows—occurs when our filtration mechanisms rupture from sheer access, resulting in being completely at the whim of the avalanche-feed of information and shifting contexts. As if reveling in the wreckage, Filter Failure is ADR’s most maximalist vision to date: a vibrant amalgam of symphonic wanderlust: ascending pizzicato, riffing drifts of digital wind, epic bacchanals of rhythm and bass. Throughout, ADR’s previously unheard voice is a clairvoyant chorus, remarking on its own fragmented subjectivity—a trace remnant of humanity’s hubristic meltdown now freed to encircle the world as a transcendent RPG protagonist. ADR’s vocals—frayed with layered tonality—ring true as both an evocation and a narrative degeneration of a cherished tradition of sensitive, introspective songwriters.
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ADR – WAKE OF WRATH

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ADR – THESPIAN

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ADR – EARTHRIGHT

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ADR – POSTURE RITUAL

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ADR – FILTER FAILURE

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ADR – PRUNE

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ADR – DAWN’S WINDOW

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ADR – NEANDERTHAL

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ADR – HURT U

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ADR – OPACITY

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MONO NO AWARE

ADR - OPEN INVITATION from Mono No Aware available on PAN March, 2017.
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TELFAR – WHAT PEOPLE?

TELFAR FW17 Original soundtrack composed for Telfar‘s FW17 presentation
In collaboration with Ryan Trecartin and Babak Radboy
"WHAT PEOPLE?"
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ADR – THROAT

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FADER | PAPER | BOOMKAT | TINY MIX TAPES
SELECTED REVIEWS:
PITCHFORK | RESIDENT ADVISOR | RAVEN SINGS THE BLUES
THROAT ‘THROAT’ is the 4th studio solo album by composer/producer Aaron David Ross (ADR). Arriving as the New York artist’s second release on PAN, ‘THROAT’ is made entirely from vocal sounds. It could only be crafted in the ultra-present; an age where the poetry of songwriting is flattened into catchy hooks. As words are sliced into sounds, ideas are reduced to sibilant syllables that still contain a range of emotional power, but deliver it in subversively different ways.

‘THROAT’ exploits these ways, borrowing vocal fragments from everywhere to collage a choral congregation of singing servers; pinging one another to create open-source equal-opportunity electronic pop music. Reichian polyrhythmic EDM drops into Bieber-esque beatboxing. Hypothetical K-pop stars conduct holographic choirs in altruistic ritual. Virtual summer festival DJs transcode into pure phonemes; anthropomorphizing formant-shifted vacuums of communication. When you drop the cargo of making sense, you can go so much faster.

As a classically trained musician inspired equally by pop and contemporary art & technology practices, ADR’s work has distinguished itself through its formal deliriousness and playful tenor. Besides ongoing collaborations with an international community of vocalists, producers, artists and fashion designers, Ross releases solo recordings, composes music for film, TV and advertising, and maintains a practice of live performance and sound installation.

Mastered by Jeremy Cox / Artwork by Alex Gvojic.
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ADR – EVERY NODE

EVERY NODE "New York-based producer ADR has shared a collage-based new video for "Every Node," off his recently released LP Throat. The clip evokes the experience of scrolling through a Google image search for "mouth," and builds on conceptual questions explored on the new album about the relationship between mediated communication and the voice. Every sound on Throat is a vocal sample of some kind; "Every Node" finds ADR using the technique to produce something that's equal parts funny, gorgeous, and uncanny."

Read full article on THUMP

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ADR FADER MIX

ADR FADER MIX Read on Fader
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ADR & KOULIGAS on NTS

adr x KOULIGAS PAN w/ Aaron David Ross & Bill Kouligas - 7th December 2015 on NTS Radio
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ADR – DECEPTIONISTA

adr DECEPTIONISTA Album + Videogame available as a Limited Edition SD Card + DL via PAN Records December 11th, 2015

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Tiny Mix Tapes | The Fader | Resident Advisor | FACT | Thump
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ADR – CHUNKY MONKEY

adr CHUNKY MONKEY SELECTED PRESS:
Hardcore Pastiche | Dummy Magazine [ 08 12 13 ]
Chunky Monkey Reviewed | In Your Speakers [ 04 30 13 ]
Review - Chunky Monkey | Pitchfork [ 04 22 13 ]
Aaron David Ross's Fair Trades | Interview Magazine [ 04 15 13 ]
Feature - Chunky Monkey | The Fader [ 04 11 13 ]
“Chunky Monkey” is the latest release from ADR, the avatar of Aaron David Ross, multimedia artist and member of the of the critically acclaimed Gatekeeper duo. Lauded as “bright, erotic and alive” by The New York Times, ADR has demonstrated his spirited, panache production style across a variety of projects over the last several years. He now readies his sophomore solo LP, “Chunky Monkey”, for release this spring on Hippos in Tanks.

“Chunky Monkey” is bristling phazer phunk; distended downtempo served as schizoid lifestyle music. Alone in his basement studio in NYC, ADR has re-assembled the constituents of everyday music consumption, ruminating on reality TV musical realism and the globalized flavors of “stock” music. These experiments are worked into a collage of stoned vocal scats and toothsome puns; wholesome exotica and woozy, schizophrenic pop.

A collection of airtight compositions which flex a range of influences, “Chunky Monkey” recalls the smoothness of big beat, trip hop & reggae against the hard swing of acid jazz. It fuses the silky cheese of Musak with the melancholy plush of jungle & downbeat. Through precise and idiosyncratic blends, ADR conjures a sound for shopping malls and/or space stations; a shark-eyed jest downloaded from the fractured fizz of New Consumerism.

This primate ain’t foolin’ around!