"Doctor Fluorescent"

Doctor Fluorescent’s debut album opens a door to a world of seductive, fresh electronic pop music, where things aren’t always what they seem: sophisticated musical clockworks often lie under the dreamy surface.

Although he is primarily a scientist and explorer, Doctor Fluorescent also plays musical instruments and uses electronic gadgets to express his ideas to the world. He is assisted by musicians Scott Gilmore and Eddie Ruscha, who sit back and merely facilitate what the doctor commands. Plug in a patch cable here, turn a dial there... whatever it takes to get the proper result recorded and keep the good doctor happy.

Back when Scott and Eddie began to create this music with Doctor Fluorescent, they utilized all manner of electronic and acoustic devices with no worries or concerns regarding their discoveries. They allowed the explorations to lead themselves where they may. Their experiments began to solidify into songs, and shortly after, stories began to take shape and the Doctor's voice emerged (to be perfectly honest, the Doctor was born out of Scott and Eddie’s minds, but soon turned into an actual human being in every sense).

The music of Doctor Fluorescent almost reminds one of a private press electronic voyage album discovered in a stack of records next to Supersempft, Roger Powell and Wally Badarou. The album explores a wide range of sound, it’s experimental in many ways, yet each track still retains the semblance of a song. Each song is its own journey, often ending in a completely new place from where it began. Scott and Eddie have already made many records themselves using old synthesizers and drum machines, making them the perfect helpers to bring to life Doctor Fluorescent’s musical visions.

Doctor Fluorescent devoted assistants are:

Scott Gilmore
Based in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, Scott Gilmore was described by US mag Stereogum as a “bedroom pop experimentalist”.After his acclaimed debut album Subtle Vertigo (which elicited comparisons to sounds as diverse as those of Air, Stereolab, Italian film music from the '70s and to solitary eccentrics such as R.Stevie Moore), the Californian musician joined the Crammed roster in early 2019 to release his Two Roomed Motel, accompanied by a string of totally charming music videos.

Eddie Ruscha

Eddie Ruscha Jr has been performing and putting out many records under the moniker E Ruscha V and Secret Circuit, among many other guises and collaborations over the years. He has released many records of electronic psychedelic music on labels such as Beats In Space/RVNG, Emotional Response, DFA, ESP Institute, Invisible Inc. and Stones Throw, to name but a few. He also is a visual artist exhibiting his work around the world, and creates much of the accompanying artwork for his music. He has a radio show on the legendary dublab.com.



From the press on Scott Gilmore’s latest album:

A parallel-universe collaboration between Brian Eno and electro-jazz innovator Raymond Scott, with wistful Arthur Russell-like sighs (Uncut, UK)

Two Roomed Motel sounds like somewhere you’d really want to stay. (DJ MAG, UK)

Some of the freshest sounds in LA’s electronica scene. Fans of Floating Points will take to the album immediately. (Grimy Goods, US)

Funky and percussive yet laid-back retro-futuristic synth pop... subtly recalls Herbie Hancock‘s Rockit,  Holy Ghost‘s Crime Cutz, Return to Forever and post J Dilla beatmakers. (The Joy of Violent Movement, US)



From the press on Eddie Ruscha’s latest releases:

A graceful and highly intricate record, sometimes taking a baffling amount of twists and turns. a big picture thinker with a careful ear for making connections. (Pitchfork, US )

A collection of wondrous, free-flowing music that touches on balearic, afro, psychedelia, and cosmic house (XLR8R, US)

A blissful suite of pseudo-tropical electronics (The Vinyl Factory, UK)

Delicious! (Libération, FR)



Releases

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