Irish electronic producer David Hallinan released a full-length album under the name Art Of Algebra last year featuring downtempo and atmosphere-infused ambient beat productions.
Before the project releases new material written in lockdown, Hallinan has put out a video for ‘Maasai’ from that LP. featuring his wife, Hinata, who is trained in classical and contemporary ballet dancing to the track.
The video features Hallinan’s wife Hinata, a ballerina from Tokyo, who performs in a mix of classical and contemporary ballet styles that closely mirror the off-kilter beat and dark atmospherics of the track itself. The video was directed by Cian McKenna and shot in The Mill Studios in Harold’s Cross in Dublin.
Also to look forward to from the project, is a different version of ‘Indigo’ from the album which will feature Sim Simma cohort Breezy IDeyGoke on vocals. Watch out for that soon.
A 4 track EP of new music will follow.
Art Of Algebra bio
Art of Algebra is the musical alias of David Hallinan, an Irish electronic producer who released his self-titled debut LP in late 2019. The Art of Algebra sound blends a mix of electronica sub-genres including ambient, trip-hop, downtempo and the LA ‘Beat Scene’. As a producer he uses analogue equipment, acoustic instrumentation, creative sampling work and experimental sound design to create driving atmospheric compositions reminiscent of artists like Boards of Canada, John Hopkins and Four Tet. When performing live, Art of Algebra’s gigs are accompanied by specially curated visual projections which he himself has produced, resulting in a fully immersive audio-visual live experience.
Art of Algebra’s approach to music production has been shaped by his past experience of playing the bass guitar in styles such as improvised jazz and funk. After playing bass in bands for many years he was eventually forced to sell his beloved bass guitar to pay his rent while studying for his doctoral degree. This episode led to a redirection in his relationship with music, moving away from playing the role of an instrumentalist and accompanist towards more electronic and individualistic forms of production. Bass elements remain prominent and central to the Art of Algebra sound, but are now provided by analogue synthesisers and sampling hardware.
Art of Algebra has spent much of 2020 creating new music in his home studio during lockdown. He has also been engaged in the development of music video projects scheduled for release in the autumn. The first of these is a video accompanying ‘Maasai’ – a driving dark-ambient track from the Art of Algebra debut LP. The video features Hallinan’s wife Hinata, a ballerina from Tokyo, who performs in a mix of classical and contemporary ballet styles that closely mirror the off-kilter beat and dark atmospherics of the track itself. The video was directed by Cian McKenna and shot in The Mill Studios in Harold’s Cross in Dublin.