Slack Armada Delivers Release of New EP 'Sunsetter'

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James Hrabak, a Chicago native, brought a unique sound to music with the release of his self-titled EP back in October of 2013.

Hrabak created a new musical project titled Slack Armada and is back with his latest EP release of 'Sunsetter'.

His work is "a solo effort that embraces ambient, post-rock, electronic, down tempo and shoe gaze music with an emotionally rich and uncompromising feel".

Hrabak, who is proficient with many different instruments, got his start in the music industry with creating indie-rock, shoe gaze and noise rock.

His music became dormant for a few years until he decided to embark on his new Slack Armada music project.

Hrabak has explained that Slack Armada has been a reawakening of the creative waves he was having that just wouldn't die.

"There was an aligning of the planets," Hrabak stated of his first debut release under Slack Armada. "For me, this project feels a lot like waking up, like a rebirth."

'Slack Armada', released in early October, gained a great amount of positive feedback from music critics around the world. For 'Sunsetter', Hrabak wanted to "create a song cycle that was more groove oriented," he explained of his July EP release.

"I was very inspired by the glitchy, yet organic, music of Jon Hopkins.

Brian Eno has been an inspiration of mine for as long as I could remember, so it's pretty obvious that his work greatly influenced the more ambient elements of the EP."

Slack Armada is a continuous music project and constant evolution that combines IDM (intelligent dance music) with other genres of electronica. This factor in play of the music, is what makes the EP so unique and different.

The music takes on a more artful approach, touching on interesting uses of beats and sounds capes.

With musical influences from Four Tet, Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Broken Social Scene and My Bloody Valentine, Slack Armada touches on a wide range of music genres, and plans to continue to release more tracks and EPs of experimental and eclectic tunes.

"I have so much music cooking now, and I'm very excited about what's coming next."

If you are a fan of the work of Four Tet, Boards of Canada and Washed Out, you will love the unique and eclectic sounds Hrabak has to offer music fans of all kinds with his Slack Armada solo project.

For more information on Slack Armada and upcoming releases from the talented solo artist, be sure to give his socials a visit, and take a a listen to his latest EP release of 'Sunsetter', available on Soundcloud below!