Specta Ciera is a project pseudonym of American experimental sound designer Devin Underwood.
His work typically comprises of ambient drones, field recordings and avant garde electronics, although he is keen to experiment through different techniques as each release comes out.
Throughout his discography, Devin has self released his material periodically and has albums signed to labels such as Distance Recordings, Project 168, Secret Station, Circles and Lines Recordings, Luxus-Arctica Records and most recently, Earth Mantra.
His most recent production to date, is this 15 minute 3 track EP for Audio Gourmet, 'Meadow Returns'.
It opens with the graceful yet quirky 'Hiding In The Lowlands', featuring gentle sprinklings of piano composition, sprawled with electronic synth manipulations. This piece sets the scene in a warm and light hearted fashion, before the following pieces 'Foot Bridge' and 'Disappearing' explore more minimal, field recordings based territory.
This is a truly fantastic EP from Specta Ciera and we're delighted to bring this talented sound designer to your ears via Audio Gourmet.
For Specta Ciera's most recent album before this EP, visit the Earth Mantra netlabel here:
The rest of his discography can be perused at your leisure at the artist's website:
released 06 September 2010
Written and produced by Devin Underwood
Photography also by Devin Underwood