Animalia is the debut album of electronic music producer Findingthings. It demonstrates an exploration of sound design during her first year and a half studying electronic music production at dBs Music in Bristol. Her music is not easy to categorise into a specific genre and can best be described as experimental and downtempo. The general theme of the album is nature with the title track “Animalia” being made entirely from recordings of animals such as dogs, llamas, owls, horses and birds, collected using a portable recorder. Recordings from woodland, forests and animals feature heavily in all the tracks, particularly in the percussive elements. Various software and hardware synthesisers were also used in the creation of sounds.
Findingthings, AKA Charlotte Hughes is an electronic music producer based in Bristol, UK. She is currently in her second year of a degree in electronic music production at dBs Music. She has been making music for 2 years and during this time has become particularly interested in collecting and manipulating “found sound” from nature (hence the name “Findingthings”), as well as sound synthesis. She is predominantly influenced by producers such as Yosi Horikawa, Maribou State, Nicolas Jaar etc. but listens to a wide range of music from psychedelic rock to techno.