Steve Pacheco - Fades
The catalyst behind “Fades” is the pondering of the many chapters in our lives. The ways beginnings and endings bookend those chapters, and are a part of every single aspect of being. Where this album differs from previous efforts is that there is no singular narrative or theme being explored. Instead, it is more of a random collection of experiences representing various times in my life. The focus is not on the details of those individual memories or times, but the transitions or “fades” in between.
Conceived and Written by Steve Pacheco
Mixed by Ian Hawgood
Design by Daniel Crossley
Made by hand,
1 x complete vintage (circa:1897-1946) clothbound book map
10 x A6 polaroid style prints on luxury uncoated paper
2 x hand stamped CDs
1 x celluloid 8mm film negative / travel strip
1 x BASF travel / audio strip
1 x vintage family photograph
1 x antique 35mm glass slide (hand written notes)
1 x vintage travel stamp
1 x vintage bus ticket
1 x 'Book of Travel' page insert
1 x library card
Stamped / hand numbered / scented
Download code (includes 19 PDF prints)
Limited to 100 copies
Made with love...
Steve Pacheco is a Los Angeles based sound / visual artist and graphic designer. His earliest sonic influence was classical music played through a transistor radio. This lo-fi sound found its way into his current work through the usage of simple melodic loops processed to create warm, hazy, atmospheric soundscapes. His aim is to recall memory / experience / emotion through the language of this weathered aesthetic.
He released his debut album, Constellate, on Belgian label Dauw in May of 2017. Shortly after, his second album, The 4th, was released on UK based Whitelabrecs. He has also released compilation tracks and remixes for various labels such as Dragons Eye Recordings, Archives, Home Normal, Dauw & Eilean Recs, El Muelle Records, and Nova Fund Recordings.