Rob Clouth - The Vacuum State [Digital]
Zero Point is a love letter to noise, probability and chance, written using data sampled in real-time from the zero-point energy field.
March 2020 will see the release of Rob’s debut album Zero Point - a love-letter to noise, chance, chaos and order. Written over a year and a half between Barcelona and a remote village in Northern Spain, the album is inspired by the zero-point field, a quantum sea of random energy that exists everywhere in the universe. Some theorists even argue that all of existence is just a blip of spontaneous order in this chaotic energy. Using this as an aesthetic launch pad, Rob considers the ephemerality of living in a universe built upon chance, translating it into an expansive document of hope and beauty.
Zero Point is my love letter to noise, probability and chance, written using data sampled in real-time from the zero-point energy field - a vanishingly small source of random quantum energy that exists everywhere in the universe, even in a perfect vacuum.
Reflecting the quantum theme, I wanted The Vacuum State to sound like it was in a superposition of two states - two time signatures - while still remaining somewhat danceable. The track is continuously morphing between the two giving it a driving but ethereal feel, as though its stability is temporary and at any point it could collapse.