DEUPREE, TAYLOR - SHOALS (CD)


"Shoals is perhaps Deupree's most specific album in material concept and sound. In late 2009, he was invited to an artist residency program at the University of York (UK) Music Research Center. The idea was to find a unique idea that he would be unable to realize in his own studio - and this was when he discovered the University's extensive collection of Javanese and Balinese gamelan instruments. He created an album using only these instruments by developing a simple yet powerful audio looping program in the Kyma programming language to capture it all and provide the structure for the finished pieces. The result is an album that has the slow pace of Stil. mixed with the acoustic imperfections of Weather & Worn and the randomness of Occur. Particles of percussive sounds - bells, wood, mallets - are caught by the loop and repeated into a hypnotic underbelly that is coated with a loosely strung Celempung droned by an eBow. The unexpected and almost playful sounds of the instruments' natural surfaces and room sounds are in stark contrast to the smooth tonal melodic elements, yet together they create an immersive space that seems to offer a microcosm of exploration." (label info)
in stock | US| 2010| 12K | 13.90


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