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Justin Almquist

Justin is a bassist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer from Seattle. He started playing music at age 17, drawn to the electric bass and hard rock music. Within 6 months he was on stage playing his concert and recording an EP of original music with his first band. In college, he expanded his musical focus by delving deep into jazz. He played with small combos and big bands, along with maintaining rock bands and dabbling in various genres. He has explored study on double bass, guitar, and piano. After school he spent much of a decade working for professional audio manufacturer Mackie (also known for Ampeg and Crate) and refining his focus on engineering. Currently he focuses primarily on composition and audio engineering, while creating and releasing independent albums.

The Speed of Dark

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Out Where; IIWII; Circumstellar; Never Reaching the End; Untitled (Song for Erik); The Speed of Dark; EEl Mensajero (Quartet); Shaded Red; Untergang; Be True.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Justin Almquist: The Speed of Dark

Read "The Speed of Dark" reviewed by Geno Thackara

How fast does dark actually go anyway? It's light that makes the most common and obvious metaphors for speed, after all. Then again, as the great Terry Pratchett wrote: “no matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it." Shadows simply grow in a different way ...


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