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Snow Crash

by Dr Fate

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited edition of 50 cassettes of Jamboreeno Records second release 'Snow Crash' by 'Dr Fate'. Each high quality recorded cassette comes in baby pink shells with heavy weight recycled card inserts. All artworks are designed in-house by Jamboreeno Records with original prints available in our shop.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Snow Crash via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Joe Santa Maria's album 'Snow Crash' which is released under the name 'Dr Fate' is a wondrous collection of short, mostly compositional pieces that range from eerie electronic rhythmic sounds and jingles to beautiful polyrhythmic sax and oboe experiments.
Each piece of music is an insight into Joe's practice, like looking into an artist's studio space, you catch a glimpse of his thought process and working process. The songs appear and vanish before you have managed to fully process the music giving the record a definite soundtrack and library music feel. A beautiful journey through sounds and rhythms.

Tristan Bath review at The Quietus:

The many layers of framing behind the modern listening experience, the DAW compressors, press release afterthoughts, zeitgeisty themes, it can make one feel so much distance from the reality of the music. This is, of course, by design. The reality is often just a 23-year old trust fund kid, fresh in Berlin, bashing MIDI trigger keys between bong hits, and thus ain’t all that compelling. Dr Fate however, seems to have made music that invites the listener right into his little workspace, pulls up a comfy armchair, hands you a cup of tea, and happily shows you what he’s been up to. A project by Californian multi-instrumentalist Joe Santa Maria, Snow Crash by Dr Fate brims with neat little ideas and multi-tracked saxes and oboes, bursting with a spontaneous life and colour.

There are wonky synth bleeps, echoey keyboards, and jolly chamber ensembles of woodwind, all composed with both skill and wide eyes. And then there’s the closing track of side A, a laughable little ditty about eating pastries, executed like a bad take at the karaoke machine at around 3:36AM. Side B brings in more dreamy post-production, but the tape is still define by a warm atmosphere, accented by those multi tracked woodwinds - surely one of the lushest sounds in music. This one draws massive power from its potent feeling of simple musical discovery, and the sense that we’ve being warmly invited to along for the ride.


released March 10, 2019

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All songs written and recorded by Joe Santa Maria. Published By Copyright Control Artwork by Jim Dixon


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Dr Fate Los Angeles, California

Joe Santa Maria (Dr Fate) is a saxophonist whose short complex polyrhythmic compositions and off kilter songs build into a blissful 35min soundtrack.

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