391 / arctic/antarctic

i’d like to share with you my recently completed 7 song EP, arctic/antarctic.  it was just released by the kind folks over at luxus-arctica records international.  you can download it at no cost to you at their website.

thanks to everyone for their kind words and support.

here are some notes about the recordings

“Arctic/Antarctic is centered around a series of guitar based improvisations.  The first half, Arctic, consists of the gradual folding and unfolding of melodies played on guitar and sustained through the use of a custom designed granular delay plugin.  The asynchronous delayed notes are pitched both up and down resulting in organ-like textures.  Layered atop portions of Arctic there are the playful sounds of hail on the exposed tines of a toy piano.
The first 1/3 of the Antarctic portion is based on the slow shifting of loop points within a larger guitar loop.  The rest of Antarctic contrasts with prior sections.  Rather than using digital processes, this portion relies only on loops created using a system of modified analog cassette tapes.  These cassettes were played back and rerecorded at a distance capturing some of the surrounding sounds such as cats moving about the room and hints of nearby construction.”

(cover layout by Luxus-Arctica, cover photo by rita willaert)

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