Christopher Newman was an alumnus of the former legendary Tower Records East Village NY location, where he honed his record industry promotion/advertising skills. Under the moniker Delicate Apparatus, the ambient-experimental project he formed in 2014, he self-released two independent full lengths, Delicate Apparatus s/t and “First We Take Utopia”.
It was the seminal third album, “Tone of the Evening Drone” (Splitting Sounds Records) that garnered credible recognition from the vast ambient-experimental community, leading to collaborations/recordings with several prominent experimental artists including Christopher Alvarado, Ray Russell, Rebekah Hilgraves, Mat Handley, Chimp Spanner, Wisecrow Lori Minta, and Cousin Silas. His fourth release “Songs the Sun taught us” (Roach Clip Records) brought Delicate Apparatus to the attention of prominent global radio programs including SINE FM (UK), At Waters Edge (USA), Lounge Masters (France) and WBAB and WNYU (NYC) among several others.
Delicate Apparatus has also appeared on numerous net-label compilations including We Are All Ghosts, Cerebral Audio, and Doncaster Electronic Foundation. The highly anticipated new album “Skylab Diagnostics Laboratories” is currently being rehearsed for a live audio-visual production tour which features world class musicians from the electronic-experimental community.