The Snodgrass: Growlbient

"Exactly the sort of aggressive meditation music I want to bathe in all day long around the house"

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The Snodgrass
Release Date:
Friday, March 3rd, 2023
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The Snodgrass · Growlbient
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File Under:
Electronic, Experimental, Noise, Ambient, Industrial, Modular Synthesis
Track Listing:
1. Archie [05:00]
2. I Don't Have A Maths [07:58]
3. Elam Drals [07:14]
4. Energumen [08:05]
5. Don't Visit My Grave So I Can Know Peace [06:58]
6. Resonant Weirding [07:46]
7. Spencer (Growlbient Mix) [07:08]
8. Centloch [09:52]
9. Victor Geist [05:51]
(Total Run Time: 1 hour, 6 minutes)

Imagery by Spencer Lytle

Imagery by Spencer Lytle

While The Snodgrass considers himself a generally jovial and happy guy, Growlbient represents a bit of an evolution towards something more dark, haunted, and dare I say... evil. With song titles evoking ghosts, graves, the possessed, and assassins, maybe Snod has some deeply hidden angst he's trying to express, or maybe... maybe he just composed these pieces around Halloween. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

As the tracks came together, Snod realized that he was creating something that sounded somewhat ambient, yet... kinda growly like an angry werewolf. As a result, he inadvertently invented an entirely new genre that leading music industry critics have dubbed "Growlbient." These tracks are longer, noisier, and dirtier than his previous output, yet retain a playful hint of melody to keep things from getting too drab.

Lovingly described by one listener as "exactly the sort of aggressive meditation music I want to bathe in all day long around the house," you'd do well to put on this Growlbient album while doing chores, your morning pilates, or even perhaps plotting a murder.


Jordan Snodgrass is a San Diego native, Imputor? Records co-founder, one half of IDM supergroup (LOL!) Calculator Man & Hangar, former Rocket From The Crypt Web Lackey, and graduate of UCSD with a degree in cognitive science and specialization in computation. Rather than spending those 4 years getting toasted and mastering hacky sack, he spent them researching the effects of monotonous drum beats on brainwaves.

Crumbs from his mid-aughts noodlings can be found scattered across the web: Remix work for San Diego's Tristeza ("Mixed Signals"), Via Satellite ("Cliff"), and Ilya ("Isola"), as well as a compilation appearance ("45 Seconds of:") alongside artists such as Lusine, DJ Spooky, Leafcutter John, Dntel, Electric Company, + a ton more. He has performed live shows with: The Album Leaf, Dntel, Hrvatski, Greg Davis, Fax, Thingy, The Spacewurm, Languis, IQU, Ursula 1000, FCS North, Randomnumber, + more.

A fried hard drive in 2001 derailed his music career, his debut album "It Takes A Nation of Inidie Rockers to Hold Me Back" lost to the unforgiving digital gods.

20 years later he returned with his second debut album: "Styloid Process EP," quickly followed by the "Growlbient" LP and the "Music For 1 Musician" EP.

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