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From Nothing Comes by smashmethod From Nothing Comes by smashmethod
The official release of my fourth album of instrumental electronic music. The style is a blend of film soundtracks and video game music.

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Album review by Kyle Null of
Fictionalhead creates beautiful moments in his music and From Nothing Comes is filled with them. Fictionalhead delivers. He mixed catchy electronic beats and synth melodies with perfectly sampled chanting that ranges from cutting the syllables out of the throats of Tuvan Throat singers to giving female singers from India a hard hitting platform to chant on. The album begins with the booming track Solid State that starts the album off with the feeling that you’re about to be launched into a climatic beautiful new world and the tracks that follow do exactly that. Even looking at the album art that Fictionalhead created himself visually gives you the perfect representation of where you’re being taken when listening. I for one plan on taking this journey more than once and I suggest you do the same.

Album review by Tony Schellhardt:
Catchy synth melodies, thunderous drum sections, grinding basslines - if any of these pique an interest within you, passing over Fictionalhead's newest release From Nothing Comes would be a huge disservice to any music lover. From the infectious pianos winding through Solid State to the syncopated chanting in Afterimage, these 12 tracks will take the listener all over the world of electronic music and will satisfy even the most particular audiophile, while leaving all of them guessing. Borrowing from everything while not quite belonging to anything, Fictionalhead explores world music through crisp snares, booming tom fills, delicate pianos and dirty basslines. Each track is a journey, starting out in one direction and ending in something entirely unexpected. A Chemist's Alphabet serves as a fantastic example of Fictionalhead's dynamic - the track opens with a chilled out melody dripping in smooth arpeggiation and slowly cascades into a breakdown and back up into some of the most memorable chord progressions of the album before dropping back out into something reminiscent of the soundtrack to walking down a warm summer road, sipping lemonade without a care in the world. Valetta is one of the best destinations on the journey, bringing in some of the catchiest melodies on the album, and then letting loose with epic, spastic synths dancing on top of a bassline so dirty that even the most particular of dubstep-heads couldn't help but nod to. Bit Journey borrows a bit from the dubstep scene, a bit from the chip tune scene, and the rest from the "I don't know what this is but I can't stop bobbing my head" scene. Finally, Afterimage closes out the album with a cautious buildup of smooth melody, staccato drums and middle eastern chanting that slowly deconstructs into the heart of Fictionalhead's sound - having no idea what you're listening to but wanting to listen to it again and again.

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