01 – A Visual Record Of Scratches Reflecting On Time
02 – A Structured Removal, The Balance Of The Pulse
03 – Collections Of Relational Introspections
04 – Altered Instruments, The Removal Of Time
05 – Entering The Library Of Collapsed Moments
06 – The Somber Space Of A Word
07 – Watching From Within The Library Of Melancholy Gestures
Disc 2 :
01 – A Circulated Compendium Of Machinic Thoughts
02 – The Lie Of The Perfect Empty Set
03 – Slow Motioning Through Scattered Reflections
04 – The Reflections Inherent To A Chosen Room
05 – The Machinic Exhale
06 – The Sea’s Enfolded Signatures
07 – The Illusive Space Of A Thought
Age of Insects is the result of a series of visits made by Mark and Laura to Stephen’s studio in Virginia between May 2009 and January 2010.
The three improvised around common interests in analog electronics and digital manipulation, field recordings and instrumental performance practice. These recordings presented here feature only minimal editing and post-production, with a primary intent of capturing shared moments of listening and response.
The titles refer to extinct insects—the imagined hum and flutter of their calls, flight and communication.
As a sort of pantheist, or at least an artist who finds great stories hiding in the vast visual subtleties of nature – Subtle Trees is a classical music collage as much as it is an homage to classical music. It’s core is created through sounds gathered in the owl hours by sampling ancient instruments whose cores were derived from the trees of nature. These sounds were layered like lichen on an ancient pantheistic sculpture.