Release Date: June 9, 2015
Nite-Glo is the new offering from Stellar OM Source, the outré-minded music venture of Christelle Gualdi. Tempering the freneticism unleashed on Stellar OM Source’s 2013 album Joy One Mile, Nite-Glo guides Gauldi’s rhythms to unexpected places of emotive and meditative power.
The four tracks of Nite-Glo were written during a transient time for Gualdi. Loss and processing the associated emotions informed those moments in which Gualdi could escape to her mobile studio set up. Recorded solely with her live hardware, Nite-Glo tears down any ornamental tapestry to uncover a core of luminescent synths, glowing 303 lines, and a burning awareness.
Nite-Glo continues an off-script musical journey informed by Gualdi’s formal training in electro-acoustic composition at the Conservatoire de Paris and an ascent from the DIY synth scene of the mid-aughts to a global dancefloor. Rewarding listeners keen on conscious listening, the passages of Nite-Glo crystalize as tracks unfurl and sequences reveal an absolute power over time.
Transcending its cathartic context, Nite-Glo finds Christelle Gualdi abstracting the ebullience of Stellar OM Source’s sound in favor of remote spaces and roiling tempos. A snapshot of Gualdi’s personal and creative transition, Nite-Glo beams through a mournful context, visible only as eyes have adjusted in the shadows.
Stellar OM Source’s Nite-Glo is available now through RVNG Intl. on limited 12” EP (edition of 1000) and digital formats.