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by craque

Shimmer Blue 14:33
Perfect Blue 07:39
Dub Blue 05:09
Three Blue 08:40
Light Blue 05:50
Organ Blue 05:11
Smile Blue 04:00


Shimmer is a brand new track that I was recording first as a long-form ambient drone piece to be released as its own album. This goal quickly changed when I discovered I had captured part of an anime that I was playing on my laptop at the time, called Perfect Blue, unaware its soundtrack was captured into my droning hardware.

I loved the sounds I got from the ululating synth pads so I didn't want to just toss it on the floor. Ironically, the movie is one I had named a song after. So it made some sense to revisit the theme as a different style, featuring samples from the anime itself this time. The plan expanded to have both tracks on the same release, new and not so new.

As I searched for that older track master, a few other unreleased gems caught my eye. New and old like the other pair, Smile is a modular ambient work while Three is a tech-house romp. It seemed like a good opportunity to add a little more hue and saturation to the gathering Blue, so I included a very early 1990's remix to give it a diverse compilation feel, and another from a decade later to get some horns involved. I hope you enjoy the music!


released October 20, 2022

All instruments and production by Craque.

Dub features remixing by T Spigot that appears on the vinyl release Trolling for Olives, now available digitally for the first time. Vocals by Eclipse.




craque Fullerton, California

Craque is Matt Davis : Electro-acoustic explorer, Loungeometry DJ, Avant-garde sound, Queer improviser.



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