SYNTH EXPLORER PULSEWIDTHMOD MAKES A RECORD ABOUT THE UPRISING

At a pre-party for the dance event Vague Output on April 17, Donovan wove a sample from the trailer to the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie—an ominous voice declaring, “There’s been an awakening, have you felt it?”—around a bed of pulsing percussion, moaning electronic drones, and damaged bleeps and bloops, crafting an instrumental that would later on capture the mood and tenor of Baltimore in late April.

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Brandon SoderbergBaltimore City Paper