Heathered Pearls is Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, whose career in music was deeply rooted before ever releasing his own. Curator for Tycho's ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International, Alexander has been entrenched in the industry since 2002. He was first introduced to the power of ambient music by his mother at an early age, discovered techno as a teenager living in the Detroit area, and gradually learned to create his own vision of the genres.
The name Heathered Pearls originated from the combination of seeking out the allure of something special in a song (the pearl) and casting a haze of noise and erosion over it (heathered). His first album Loyal (2012) mimicked the hypnotic and swelling motions of ocean waves at night with melodic, loop-based ambient music. But Alexander would only move on from there, inescapably drawn to dance floor ideas and memories of the engrossing techno mixes he pored over as a kid. The second Heathered Pearls album, Body Complex, transforms Loyal's soft, soporific textures into driving 4/4 figures, glacial tone drifts, and starry synth plateaus. Its the beginning of a new phase in Alexanders ever-evolving career, and the possibilities are expanding seamlessly out to the realms of music, art, and performance.
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