CORAL ANGEL addresses anxiety, absence of control and the desire to be accepted by others. These factors build upon themselves to the point where they dictate my means of expression and demeanor. I am internally aware of these constraints, but unable to end the cycle of compounding fear. It’s an existence that can feel powerless.
The project title “Coral Angel” refers to the lack of any single person’s ability to save our coral reefs from irreversible decay. This inevitable collapse and destruction of life magnifies the futility of control. All hope is lost to a self-induced cancer metastasizing across a swath of an ecosystem.
With everything considered, I deliberately wrote, recorded and produced this record with permanent analog techniques that allowed for almost no overdubbing or editing post-recording. This was a personal resolution by relinquishing absolute creative control through an amplified awareness of what is present and immediate. Acquiescence.
su na is the recording alias of Minneapolis-based musician and DJ Alec Ness. Active since 2013, Ness heavily utilizes analog synthesizers and although born with amputated fingers plays several keyboard-based instruments. He cites influence from several musical styles including ambient, uk-garage, hip-hop and house. On December 1, 2017, su na is set to release "Coral Angel" EP digital/vinyl on NYC indie label, Color Station.