Written by Sofia Raisanen for Keyframe-Entertainment / Evolver EDM
Immersed into curious creativity from early on during his teenage years, Attila Fodor, aka Fine Cut Bodies, was initially drawn to the piano and computer-coding. Both outlets have carved parallel promises as they’ve triggered continual growth and connectivity – a true master of his solid focus has led him to aligning intricate and flawless sound design; Fine Cut Bodies. Always having loved the aesthetics of algorithms as much as music, he was coding Audio/Visual projects as part of the “demoscene,” an international computer art subculture specializing in demo production, as its main goal is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills. In that demoscene, he was in a group called Triumwyrat, and while sitting in his Commorore64 for long periods of time, he was always listening to early electronic music and film soundtracks such as 70’s Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield, and Ennio Morricone.
In the late 90’s, he was working as a software developer for Appaloosa, coder for Sony Playstation (PS1), part of the Contra team (Konami coder). While earning his living as a developer, he was working on music during dusk, and when he switched to pursuing music full time, he deeply coded at night – a multi-talented seeker of dual expansion. During 2000, Attila Fodor also started his own record label, Chi Recordings, with his good friends, including glitch-hop extraordinaire, AMB. Whilst running the label and playing DJ sets, he always listened, played, released, and produced music that he liked, as he wasn’t dependent on genres. Aside from writing music since 1999, sound designing, coding, composing in multiple fields, being a former C64 demoscene coder, founding his own label, and PlayStation game developing, he also has roots in the event productions and radio hosting expertise. Attila used to host club night, “Ablak-A-Dubra” for 5 years, and was also an established resident of “Cinetrip” Events in Budapest, Hungary. He ran radio shows for 10 years (including one in Hungarian National Radio – 6 years).
An expert currently exploring through art and technology, he currently resides in LA, as he feels it’s a great magnet for audio-visual talents, sound designers, game developers, filmmakers – an atmosphere where “art meets technology.” In the last 7-8 years, he has also been composing tons of music for media, and turns out that his early musical influences and diverse taste is quite helpful there, as he’s started to incorporate those into his own FCB productions. When he was organizing hundreds of events, he was working with brilliant VJs and visual people, but when he was planning his own A/V show, he wanted to do something that wasn’t abstract, but instead real-time, interactive, which “aims to find a balance between the futuristic tech and organic, conventional art.” He first worked together with Andras Czako when La Petite Mort born, as he is a similarly geeky artist, whose roots are the same: early computer games.
Fine Cut Bodies released Paper Tales on Gravitas Recordings, 5 tracks of experimental composition. It’s a suspenseful and mysteriously intertwining tale told through intricate textures, alluring leads, layered depth, flawless feel, and multi-rhythmic soundscapes – an overall organic innovator of sound design. These pure intentions stir conscious alignment and clear the atmosphere of Paper Tales. Prepare for stirring melodies, crescendo effects, acoustics, temptations, trickling (multi) instrumentation – an exquisite taste of symphonic gestures. Paper tales of geometric patterns, symmetrical pathways, and revelations are characterized through sonic frequencies, thus unraveling mystery.
Paper Tales consists of 5 full sonic explorations: “The Sandman’s Lullaby,” “Skyway Noire,” “Dinner With Murdock,” “A Comedian Died Last Night,” and “Luke And His Shadow.” “The Sandman’s Lullaby” is a mysterious harmonic wave of thematic expansions as a symphony creates a mood through illuminating breaks, emotive strikes, xylophonic triggers – chants through enchantingly soothing lullaby of The Sandman. “Skyways Noire” tick tocks into piano playing mixed in with electric acoustic exposure, as nature foreign tales ignite melodic beats through dark skies. Varying effects introduce new insights and amalgamations through a new composition while a crescendo of temptation breaks and growling glitch enters various patterns and twists – a master soundtrack. “Dinner With Murdock” is a long-awaited verse through experimental leads, brass exploration, tuning elegance, illuminating vibrato, and stylistic flow. A rare occurrence amplifies through variety and clarity. “A Comedian Died Last Night” (feat Apollo Dixon) is organic sound design felt through compelling idm framework of hypnotizing ambient triggers through ancient door clicks and delicate claps. A full synth twirling, glowing, and expanding into sonic rings through timelessness gives a soothing effect. “Luke And His Shadow” (feat. Kiss Tibi) is a lingering effect of balancing echoes and repetitive yet stylish structure. Various rhythms are created within the entire soundscape as guitar strums reveal a new atmosphere. Glistening glitch and sporadic squish makes for creativity – whistles of the self.
*Fine Cut Bodies is currently working on version 2 of “La Petite Mort,” and hopes to start touring with that in the US soon, as the original show was presented at festivals only in Europe.
Get the Paper Tales EP: http://music.gravitasrecordings.com/album/paper-tales
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