Advanced Myth is the lucid debut album from Dialect, the now long standing project of British composer and musician Andrew PM Hunt. An enchanted exploration of unusual source synthesis, electro-acoustic arrangements, and found sound, Advanced Myth is its own cosmos expanding in real time. Newly mastered from definitive mixes by Stephan Mathieu, and available for the first time on vinyl.
In the absence of conventional structure, it’s shifts in spirit that provide Advanced Myth’s emotive signposting, inspired in part by the likes of Laurie Spiegel’s The Expanding Universe and Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company, European kosmische, but also purely textural sonic ideas from ‘70s and ‘80s GRM through to contemporary ASMR. In truth, though, Advanced Myth is to be received as its own, and as a whole. Tracks, as they are, don’t start or stop, instead bleeding into each other, in support or rebuttal, gently persuading the mood into the shadows. It’s a record from which you can sonically draw lines to everything Dialect has gone on to, yet it also stands alone as a document that’s relative tranquility doesn’t mask the sense of excitement from an artist standing at the precipice of new creative boundaries.