Decompression (2016)

Decompression is a conceptual album in which each of the 10 tracks represents a period of some hours on a very busy day in the life of a creative professional.

Art, Money, Deadlines, Dreams, Clients, Personal Life, Creativity Unrest, Non-Art: These are the conflicts within the songs, the lyrics, and the album art. The English language was utilized to make the project universal. 

Tags: Decompression, Catharsis, Non-use of chords (overlapping lines), Notes vs. Noises, Textures vs. Poetry, Melody vs. Collages, Recordings with cheap microphones vs. Recordings with Hifi Microphones, Digital Synths vs. Analog Synths, Drum Machines vs. Acoustic Drums, Electronic vs. Acoustic, 8 bit vs. Hifi, 3- to 4-minute songs. The album speaks for itself - just listen!
 

All tracks are composed, produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Lou Schmidt.
Special guest: Thiago Guerra - Drums.
Mastered by Joe la Porta at Sterling Sound NYC
Artwork: Lou Schmidt



Universo em fade (2011) 

Universo em fade is the nervous, intense, and unquiet result of many years of composition and music production. A double album, dicotomicament is divided by affectios but united by a unique style: Distorted, aggressive, deep, and almost schizophrenic. This is an album from a music producer, a computer sounds manipulator. But it is also an album with some melodic songs, or what’s left of them.
 

All tracks are composed, produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Lou Schmidt.
Special guest on Diamandas 1: Wal Avila – Vocais.
Mastered by Mike Couzzi
Artwork: Victor Leguy