Ivo Ivanov - Teratoma
Ivo Ivanov on Teratoma:
“Teratoma was an ambitious project that took me 2.5 years and 1800+ hours to complete. I actually started working on some of these concepts a long time ago but hesitated to pursue the creation of this album until now. I still have a cassette recording from 1997 where I’m experimenting with similar riffs. Back then, these ideas were mere fragments of a bigger concept that took years to refine, but somewhere in the distant corners of my imagination, the sound of this music was already forming.
The name Teratoma, as it applies to this album, has many hidden meanings but the overarching concept is that it’s a metaphor for the Ego. One of the most distinct artistic features of this album are the compositions, which feature various paradigms derived from Classical Music, Metal, Chiptunes and IDM. I was determined to explore this creative direction because it closely resonates with my musical background and ultimately allowed me to take an unconventional approach toward electronic music.
On the technical side, I devised an elaborate 25-tier production roadmap which was an indispensable organizational asset that I heavily relied on in order to stay on top of all of the... more
Composition, Arrangement, Programming, Mixing: Ivo Ivanov www.ivanovsound.com
Mastering: Shawn Hatfield www.audibleoddities.com
Album Art: Nicholas Yochum www.behance.net/nicholasyochum
Booking Agent for Ivo Ivanov: Amanda Rae firstname.lastname@example.org
Detroit Underground Records: www.detroitunderground.net