by Belly Full Of Stars

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skyhighdiamonds Kim has an ear for the delicate, the obscurely subtle and shows us how they can dance together. I find it really hard to select a favourite track! Favorite track: skeletondrive.
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Leon van Bokhorst Calling me home. Favorite track: skeletondrive.
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Mugwood Lovely - the brokenness of Oval but much more human :) Favorite track: skipandwow.
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wc_helmets Ambient put together from seemingly discordant sources is always problematic, but Belly Full of Stars handles the challenge with graceful, at time stunning, beauty. Favorite track: hapticmains.
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wes-o I love this artist because they are non-invasive to my consciousness. I can listen with my eyes closed and their music suggests something without trying to stab me with meaning. The music can happen in the background or it can inspire inner journeys. Is that a drum beat or a machine scratching? The listener must decide, or not, you have to meet the music halfway. I haven't tried to dance to it, though. It sounds pleasantly homemade, and gets better with repeated listens.
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Belly Full Of Stars is the electronic sound project of Nashville based musician/recordist/audio editor Kim Rueger. She often blends synths and processed field recordings with mechanical elements and repurposed objects and has a particular interest in location/time related works.

Sounds in the brokendatapool mainly originate from a round of successive mishaps that occurred in autumn 2016: pieces of a synth improvisation recorded through a lightning-zapped controller and audio interface, errantly bit-reduced electric piano lines, EM pickup recordings of a drive reading a blistered cd, out-of-phase hits and rhythms played on a sound sculpture made from dismantled office chair parts.

Further glitching/processing/editing/arranging done in the now defunct Tuareg 2 software and Cakewalk Sonar.

The artwork is from a series of ICM digital photographs taken in autumn 2016


There is an exclusive fifth track over at Dubiks x

'The bubbling glow is diffuse and hazy, and sits atop a backdrop that is gently euphoric, swathes of electronics that paint a starlit sky, celestial bodies beaming and filling us with a warmth that is lovely.' - Freq Mag

' is clearly showcasing that electronic music really doesn’t need to be cold and emotionless, but can actually be all about huggable warmth and kindhearted gentle kindness.' - Yeah I Know It Sucks

'...brokendatapool is ultimately a zone of comfort and repair.' - ATTN Mag


released August 12, 2019

Mastered by Ed Rome at Slam Door Studios


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