Crammed Discs are pleased to present Stubbleman’s Mountains and Plains, the debut album by the alter-ego of maverick composer and producer Pascal Gabriel
From humble beginnings in a Belgian punk band, Pascal moved to London in 1979 to form a string of art-school experimental bands, until he discovered the joys of the recording studio and gained recognition as an innovative producer & songwriter.
Initially known for producing and co-writing two of the landmark tracks which spearheaded the ascent of a new wave of electronic music in the UK, Theme from S'Express (S'Express) and Beat Dis (Bomb The Bass), he moved on to composing with, producing and mixing a huge spectrum of artists, from Wire, Inspiral Carpets, Can, Miss Kittin, Erasure and Goldfrapp to pop divas such as Dido, Natalie Imbruglia, Bebel Gilberto, Kylie Minogue and others.
After many years in the wilderness of pop, Pascal has re-embraced his adventurous electronic ambient past with a project combining a lo-fi, cinematic mixture of found sounds, field recordings and modular synthesisers, often accompanied by live piano.
Stubbleman's panoramic debut album, Mountains and Plains, is inspired by a journey across the USA, during which Pascal recorded many sounds and ideas which were used as a basis for eleven tracks, which were elaborated in his studio at the foot of Mont Ventoux in southern France, and mixed in London with his old friend and accomplice Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Tuxedomoon, Grizzly Bear).
Stubbleman will be performing concerts from spring 2019 onwards, with a line-up comprising Pascal Gabriel, a second musician, a VJ, and an array of small robot instruments designed and built by Pascal.
STUBBLEMAN Mountains and Plains
(MTM44 LP, CD, digital)
out on Crammed Discs on April 26 2019