“When I was recording Neverberator, I knew it would be my last album on the European continent. I assumed we’d probably stay in America forever,” says Vadim Militsin, the artist behind the Autism moniker.
In 2000, Autism settled in New York City. Neverberator indeed turned out to be Autism’s last “European” album. Now, Vadim lives on Staten Island, a quiet New York borough where flocks of wild turkeys walk the streets and you can make friends with a possum. It’s easy to write country music in a place like this, not experimental electronica. Nevertheless, several more Autism albums were born on this island.
Neverberator is the last European album of Autism not only geographically but also sonically. You can hear the influence of Autechre and other popular alternative electronic artists from the Old World.
In terms of sound purity, Vadim says this is his best album. “I invented a special sound processing technique at that time: each steam of the track – hi-hats, for example – was split into highs, mids, and lows. I would treat each of those sub-steams with a separate sound effect, and then I would put them back together. I don’t know if anyone else has done anything like that back then.”
Neverberator sounds very modern for an album that is over twenty years old. The titles of several tracks and the sounds used in them reflect the underwater theme.
“When I think of this album as something tangible, I imagine some kind of huge alien machine which is rushing underwater,” says Vadim.
The album saw two limited CD prints and was impossible to find anywhere in any form, not even online, until now. “Neverberator” returns in all its glory, fully remastered by Bill Sellar at Super Audio Mastering, with new cover artwork. Available on all major platforms via Omninorm Records.
SOURCE: Official Bio