Real Name:
Stephen Hummel
SubtractiveLAD (a.k.a. Stephen Hummel) is a Vancouver-based electronic musician who has been evolving as a performer for over seven years. Hummel began performing in the jazz-improv world but, before long, his emerging fondness for analogue synthesizers shifted his focus to an entirely electronic sound. The relatively recent progress of computer technology has allowed Hummel to design most of his own instruments and create a sound that is both extremely personal and unique. The music of subtractiveLAD can be described as melodic, fluid and deeply emotional, full of warm analogue ambience, punctuated with processed crunchy experimental electronica style rhythms. The subtractiveLAD sound hints back to 70s-era Eno and Tangerine Dream, but infused with a contemporary laptop aesthetic.

SubtractiveLAD Discography Tracks


SubtractiveLAD Giving Up The Ghost (Album) n5MD, n5MD US 2005 Sell This Version
subtractiveLAD Suture (Album) n5MD US 2006 Sell This Version
subtractiveLAD No Man's Land (Album) n5MD US 2007 Sell This Version
SubtractiveLAD Apparatus (Album) n5MD US 2008 Sell This Version
SubtractiveLAD Where The Land Meets The Sky (Album) n5MD US 2009 Sell This Version
SubtractiveLAD Life At The End Of The World (Album) n5MD US 2010 Sell This Version
SubtractiveLAD Kindred (Album) n5MD US 2011 Sell This Version
SubtractiveLAD The Language Of Flowers (Album) Not On Label (subtractiveLAD Self-released) Canada 2013 Sell This Version
SubtractiveLAD Wilderness (Album) Not On Label (subtractiveLAD Self-released) Canada 2014 Sell This Version
none SubtractiveLAD First Steps(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (subtractiveLAD Self-released) none Canada 2014
none SubtractiveLAD Nucleus(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (subtractiveLAD Self-released) none Canada 2016
none SubtractiveLAD Sustain / Release(12xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (subtractiveLAD Self-released) none Canada 2017

Singles & EPs

MD 154 SubtractiveLAD Decay As A Lifestyle(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) n5MD MD 154 US 2007
none subtractiveLAD remix_EP(7xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (subtractiveLAD Self-released) none US 2011
none SubtractiveLAD Paths(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (SubtractiveLAD Self-released) none 2014