This is Neeco Delaf debut EP – a twisted, dark and hypnotic soundtrack about nightly endeavors of love and loss – following his previous singles ’Hounded’ and ’Anthropology’. The latter was compiled on Café Del Mar XXII last year. Neeco Delaf, the soon-to-be PhD in acoustics is fascinated by the most basic of nature’s sounds and how they – in the right combination – can change our perception of things. He creates beautiful and dark electronica.
“In my daily job, I strive to understand the physics behind the generation of sound from various sources and its propagation to our ears, with the goal of having a better control of sound emissions to adjust engineering designs. Both music production and research require creativity, hard work, planning, care to details and self-criticism. Taking a PhD has made me more efficient and creative when writing music, and the same goes the other way around.” Here are his top 5 key takeaways from having a PhD in acoustics.
- Even though they are hidden behind user-friendly interfaces, physics and mathematics theories are essential to modern music producing. Signal processing, spectral analysis, encoding techniques, spatial sound are all heavily used. Music softwares are made in a way that it is possible to make music with very little or no scientific knowledge, but I believe that knowing how things work behind the scenes helps in making the right decisions.
- Both music production and research need creativity, hard-work, planning, care to details and a lot of self-criticism. Taking a PhD (I’m not yet graduated btw, maybe I should work on that…) has made me more efficient and creative when writing music, and the same goes the other way around.
- In my daily studies, I strive to understand the physics behind the generation of sound from various sources and its propagation to our ears, with the goal of having a better control of sound emissions to adjust engineering designs. Making music at night is a liberating process because I can create and shape sounds as I like with almost no constraints. The sound is no longer a by-product of the design, it is the design itself. With the increasing awareness of the impact of the sound environment on our daily lives, I think that music, sound design and noise management will have more and more crossovers in the near future
- When listening or making music nowadays, I think about things that I didn’t think about before, like how we perceive various frequencies in relation to others for example.
- All of this sounds very serious… Thankfully music doesn’t have to be as exact as science. And it shouldn’t. Imperfections are what makes music touch us!
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