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Lydian Label are very proud to announce the release of their first album, from the talent that is Laszlo (aka Aaron Wheeler). Each of the singles and EP releases taken from the album so far ‘NRV’, ‘Mr Sunshine’ and ‘Satori’ have drummed up an array of support from many parts of the world. Nothing really does these tracks justice until you hear them in the context of the album though, with each track leading into and complimenting one another sublimely.
At a point where he was well into a successful career in composing music for media, this is an album born out of the moment when Laszlo thought his musical career was over. After breaking his right arm and the Radial Nerve to be precise (the album title), neither his arm nor fingers would move. The doctors were convinced he would never have the reactions to play the piano or any other instrument again. Luckily, this was not the case and once the healing process was over and the doctors were proven wrong, the first track on the album was created off the wave of emotion he was experiencing. The manic, intense feel to this title track ‘Radial Nerve’ is testament to this and with the wind in his sails, he started to experiment with a Fender Rhodes through a ring modulator. Thus the unique sound of the track was created with the additional help of Ed Hardgreaves on Violin.
Other tracks on the album cover a wide variety of moods and styles with Laszlo's unique signature sound, from the feel good melodic 'mr sunshine' to the minimal laid back 'anatolia, but the defining feature in all is the commitment to live instrumentation and compositional values that sometimes get distorted in modern electronica. All instrumental sounds were recorded live, no external samples from other records were used in the making of this album and the use of instrumentation ranges from traditional western instruments to lesser known, more ethnically diverse ones.