Low Point; Celer 'Tightrope' cd, Kleefstra/Bakker/Kleefstra 'Griis' LP
|gjhardwick 98 Posts||
Two new releases from Low Point that are OUT NOW!
LP046 -Celer - Tightrope - CD/digital download
"Tightrope was created in 2010. That November I visited Tokyo to tour with Yui Onodera to promote our Generic City album. On the last Saturday of the tour, I took part in a collaboration performance at a temple in Tokyo with Opitope and Corey Fuller, where I played some of the source pieces used in Tightrope. It was unfinished, but when I returned to my home it was completed in a short time. One month later, on December 31st 2010, I moved to Tokyo.
Though presented as one continuous track without breaks, Tightrope is a collage of 24 separately titled pieces. Layer upon layer, they were mixed on top of each other, and given a single place.
It has many different instruments and sound sources. Piano, television, synthesizers, fire crackling in the fireplace, whistling, pipe organ, eating ice, acoustic guitar, laptop, an afternoon conversation, a medicine drip buzzer, car noise, my ringtone, contact mic and many others I can't remember. At the time, it never occurred to me to keep track of these things. In the end, they're all collected, unplanned memories." - Will Long, Tokyo, January 2012
Limited edition cd, packaged in a full colour digipak. On sale for £8 plus shipping to your part of the world. Limited edition of 300 copies. To listen to sound samples and to purchase a copy, please head to http://www.low-point.com/LP046.html
LP047 - Kleefstra/Bakker/Kleefstra - Griis - Vinyl LP/digital download
'Griis' is the second collaborative release by the Netherlands based trio of brothers Jan & Romke Kleefstra together with Anne-Chris Bakker.
The Kleefstra’s musical partnership began when Romke was asked to accompany Jan’s poetry recitals by creating soundscapes on the guitar. Since then, the brothers have collaborated with a range of artists including Machinefabriek, Peter Broderick, Gareth Davis, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines and Danny Saul.
Upon listening to ‘Griis’, the listener will hear that the album is uniquely characterised by the Frisian (a dialect spoken in the northern stretches of the Netherlands) poetry recited by Jan over an ever-morphing musical backdrop, created by nothing more than the inventive use of bowed, looped and processed electric guitars.
Jan’s poetry melts seamlessly into the soundscapes created by the two guitarists. One senses an icy coolness thanks to the humming, wind-like drones that fill the album. Bowed strings provide weight and an almost subliminal percussive element, joined by echoed, sorrowful guitar.
When the spoken voice returns, there is an eerie sense of loneliness that transcends the music; the trio’s intense processing resulting in a series of stark contemplative moments which, beyond their natural bleak aspect reveal some truly evocative settings.
Limited edition vinyl LP, packaged in a full colour matt printed sleeve. On sale for £11 plus shipping to your part of the world. Limited edition of 200 copies. To listen to sound samples and to purchase a copy, please head to http://www.low-point.com/LP047.html
Coming soon on Low Point;
Kyle Bobby Dunn - 'Bring Me The Head Of Kyle Bobby Dunn' 2x cd
Ex-Easter Island Head - 'Mallet Guitars Two/Music For Moai Hava' LP/download
Nickolas Mohanna - 'Parallax View' LP/download
|John Zorn 465 Posts||
Man, I really get a hard wick in my underpants reading this. Already bought Griis, looking forward to it.
|gjhardwick 98 Posts||
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