Introducing my project
Spatialize is a space-groove / electronica / global chill project by Neil Butler from the South West UK. Initially inspired to make music by the psychedelic sounds of Ozric Tentacles and Banco De Gaia, Neil has been experimenting sonically since 1998, getting early reviews in Future Music (1998) and Sound on Sound magazine (TopTape 2000) and performing early live sets at the psy-chill rooms of Sheffield.
2004 saw the debut release of the synth electronica album “Dryad’s Bubble” on Third Stone Records, an album described by Ott as “A Classic. Instant feel Good Factor”. UK gigs followed ranging from the chill-out rooms at ID Spiral, Barakasphere, Tribe of Frog etc to support slots in Exeter for trance legends such as Eat Static, System 7, Astralasia and more. The follow up to Dryad’s Bubble emerged in 2006 called “In the Midst of Myriads”, a well received slice of more upbeat global chill which featured “an energetic luxuriance and crystal clear production” (Morpheus Music).
A musical hiatus ensued but by 2010 a new cycle of production was in full swing and by 2013 three albums worth of material were recorded. This will result in the December 2014 album release of two albums “On the Edge of Forever” and “Radial”. Next year will see the release of a darker, ambient electronica album “Encrypted Transmissions” and also a Bandcamp only release of early, unreleased material, provisionally titled Halcyon Daze.
With everything back on course, Spatialize is again in the position to offer another live act to the UK and European festival chill-out circuit, featuring an upbeat 2 hour set centred around a synth / laptop set-up. Bookings at www.spatialize.net/contact
Here are bandcamp links to themost recent releases
Spatialize - On The Edge of Forever
Spatialize - Radial