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Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available NOW
« on: May 03, 2011, 03:12:06 PM »
I'm excited to announce that my latest album Sleek Nucleus is just about ready for release. I'm working towards a June 1st digipack release followed closely by itunes and emusic. The cd is done but I'm waiting for the graphic design work to finish up.  I'll update this page when it's available but in the mean time I have posted the track We. Are. Signals as a youtube video on my site along with a form to add your email if your interested in receiving a mailing when the album is available.
http://saulstokes.com/

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Saul

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 09:36:22 PM »
It's about time!   Inquiring ambient minds want to know...:)

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 08:02:03 AM »
Bold cover!    8)

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 08:51:31 AM »
This is a great bunch of work by Saul, and we're looking forward to seeing & hearing the finish product.
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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 12:53:49 PM »
I'm really looking forward to this! It's about time for another Saul Stokes release.
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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 07:35:38 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'll be posting clips soon. Scott, in terms of the cover. Our concept was to do a design that can be read when it's very tiny on your ipad. Then, when you see it bigger there's more going on.

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011, 09:19:16 AM »
It looks microcosmic, macrocosmic and paint splatter all at the same time!     :o


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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 11:57:19 AM »
Sleek Nucleus Update:

Sleek Nucleus is now available for Pre-order:

http://www.saulstokes.com

Stillstream.com's Spiral radio show is focusing on my past discography tonight but next week will be playing the entire Sleek Nucleus album. During next weeks show, I'll be hanging out in the chat room commenting on the music and answering questions. See below for details:

May 22, 2011 09:00 PM CST (UTC-6)
Leading up to the world premiere of Saul Stokes' new album Sleek Nucleus on the 29th, tonight's Spiral will feature three more albums by Saul in their entirety: 2003's Radiate, 2006's Vast (plus a couple of special remixes!), and 2008's Villa Galaxia.

May 29, 2011 09:00 PM CST (UTC-6)
If you're a fan of electronic music, you either know of Saul Stokes, or you need to. Combining delicate rhythms with lovely soundscaping, Saul creates lyrically beautiful music that sets a new standard ... and we are very pleased to bring you his newest album, Sleek Nucleus, live in its entirety, three days before its official release! Come join host Mike Metlay on Spiral as he plays Sleek Nucleus, and with a bit of luck, Saul himself will be in our chat room to visit with fans and newcomers alike. We hope you'll be there for this very special world premiere!

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available June
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 05:33:25 PM »
Hi. Just a note that Sleek Nucleus arrived from the duplicator today. I wanted to let those interested know that this digipack is available from my site. For those of you interested in downloading it, it's also available on Itunes, Amazon and soon on Emusic.  Thank you.

Saul

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available NOW
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 05:39:05 PM »
Very much looking forward to this release, Saul!

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available NOW
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 05:40:12 AM »
Good news, new Stokes music. We'll have copies for the Hypnos store as soon as Saul sends them our way.
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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available NOW
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2011, 02:31:39 PM »
A few reviews for Sleek Nucleus are slowly coming in:

Stillstream is a huge fan of Stokes' work and this is easily one of his best discs yet. Stokes is the master of smooth analog-synth grooves! 

- Darrell Burgan / Stillstream.com

Saul Stokes makes Electronic Music that sounds like it is coming straight out of the wall outlet. Over the years he has become known for his concerts of sonic improvisation and albums of complex atmospheric energy. His work has always been, and continues to be, based on crafting original sonic elements and forms into beautiful realizations of texture and consonance. More recently Stokes has been embracing his internal contrasts. On Sleek Nucleus (54'42") he produces music that registers in both the body and in the mind. Sleek Nucleus is front-loaded with catchy, engaging tracks - but although this CD's songs may be easier to grasp, this accessibility in no way represents a scaling back of ambition. While overlapping rhythms push Sleek Nucleus to the dance floor, for all its heat and beats the most interesting elements transpire quietly. His one-of-a-kind aural ideals bring a unique aesthetic to the field. This album is full of infectious rhythms, kinetic throbbing and subliminal pulse, but the thoughtful listener will also find grainy tones, chirping modulations and fascinating timbres amidst Stokes' melodic sound designs. Never succumbing to formula, Stokes uses ideas and imagination as maps. He is the musician who speaks most directly to our contemporary condition, but has always been too far out there and unclassifiable to gain the following he deserves. Not one of his works are less than perfect.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   16 June 2011

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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available NOW
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2011, 02:34:40 PM »
Wow, good one. Chuck's a solid reviewer. Congrats, Saul.
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Re: Sleek Nucleus by Saul Stokes - Available NOW
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2011, 05:23:56 PM »
Finding this to be an enjoyable, upbeat release. Good work!
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