Welcome to Connect_icut, a place where contradictory ideas are always heartily embraced and seldom tidily resolved. Here's the big idea: Moss is a concise-yet-expansive album that is as addictive as it is challenging. Although firmly rooted in the abstract electronic genre ('TV Lightwell' could almost be a lost track from Oval's 94 Diskont), Moss embraces any number of improbable genres and aesthetics in it's ten-tracks and 46 minutes: streamlined prog ('Galadriel', 'Pass the Aura Goggles', 'Omsk-F'); modernist composition in dub ('There's a Rite Going On', 'Winter Song'); futuristic folk ('Two Guitars') and bubblegum noise ('Blood on the Beach', 'Lethal Cocktail', 'Deathless'). Moss is one of the first products from Dehausset, a new Canadian experimental music label. The label is an offshoot of vinyl-only imprint Flesh Eating Ants, which has released deluxe editions of albums by artists including Download and The Legendary Pink Dots. Moss (DE002) is being simultaneously released with 26000 (DE001) by Frozen Rabbit (Phil Western of Download, and Tim Hill). Connect_icut is the solo computer project of Sam Macklin, an English ex-pat living in Vancouver, Canada. Sam is also a member of outsider pop group Interim Lovers, free-folk ensemble The Bastion Mews, retro-rock orchestra The Countless Jibes and improvising electronics duo North Shore Academy of Dance. Connect_icut has made regular live appearances around Vancouver over the last three years, often supporting local indie-rock acts like Burquitlam Plaza and The Secret Three. Moss comes wrapped in a striking cover designed by Sam's North Shore Academy of Dance partner Jesse Simon, featuring an original collage by Kris Rothstein. It was mastered by Jamie Sitar who has also worked with notable artists ranging from Swollen Members to The Nasty On.