Bounte (bown' · tee) is a cross-boundary electronica producer in Chicago. His music blends slices of pop, IDM, hip-hop, rock, dance, jazz, and classical, into a hypnotic, yet energetic, collaged groove. Bounte grew up in Chicago, and started playing trumpet at an early age. He began his fascination with computer production in the 80s with bleeps and clicks on the Apple IIe, which eventually escalated in to the fluid modern production environment of Ableton Live, his current tool of choice. He is able to use his classical and jazz training to bring an air of sophistication and a new palette of sounds to the electronic music genre, while still drawing on the deep tradition of Chicago's rich blues and electronic histories. Bounte is an accomplished visual artist, and his live performances reflect that, with vivid computer graphics and filmed landscapes moving in counterpoint to the music. 'Art and music compliment one another, satisfying different basic compulsions that we have,' he notes. 'I approach music with a very visual mindset, sequencing samples, grooves, and melodies together like a collage, refining my compositions layer by layer, and hopefully sharing a few moments of how I experience the world.' One is the debut album from Chicago native Bounte. Combining a breakbeat and IDM backbone with strong melodic textures and melodies, One is an unique take on the current electronic music scene. From the spacious female vocals of 'Going Nowhere' and 'Glide' to the skittering instrumental programming of 'del Frompson,' One showcases Bounte's musical inventiveness, all the while maintaining a current sensibility. The production by Wade Alin (Atomica) adds a modern shine to the mix, and brings the music's ambient undercurrent in to the open.
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