Cody Yantis – Place & Distance
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“Place & Distance” is an album of raw fragments. Carefully prepared and recorded, it’s orchestrated in a way that disguises that this is actually an album of live electronics and improvisation. It is a work of sensitivity, varied and organic. Listening, one feels that much terrain was traversed in the process, and, yet, upon arriving, it’s as though the sounds have always existed. It is an album of traumatic surprise, in which sounds gather only to quickly, and sometimes violently, break up. There’s an irony in the way in which acoustic sound is dealt with so forcefully and abstractly. This is an album of multiple selves, as though many are improvising all at once, resulting in a kind of Zen dialogue between Yantis and the listener.
All music by Cody Yantis, Recorded in Archuleta County, Colorado (Summer & Fall 2012). Mastered by Sean McCann. Photograph by Tiffany Clendenin.