Deterioration comes in a handmade sleeve and is limited to 100 copies…
An interrogation of the recording process in all its guises lies at the heart of David Newlyn’s new album Deterioration.
From micro cassettes, to phones, to cameras David, who is based in Durham, England, took to the outdoors while in Bruges, Belgium to capture the impact the environment and his choice of recording device would have on the sounds he produced.
The result is an extremely delicate and brooding album, full of texture and hiss as well as fleeting moments of melodic beauty.
Mastered by Wil Bolton the final mix is aptly a blend of tracks as captured on tape and digitally.
Newlyn will be a familiar name to many ambient music enthusiasts, with a host of releases to his name, having put material with Hibernate, Time Released Sound and Cotton Goods to name just a few.
Pascal Savy returns with further deconstructions and the application of fairly mind bending physics and philosophies to composition (rhizome, phase differentiation and deterritorialization) – namely the use of erosion, decay, control (or lack of), connectivity & heterogeneity, tonal mutations and cross pollination to allow his works to organically grow with lives of their own.
The four tracks within are really rather lovely representations and interpretations of this processing style which include a kit and source list of: A couple of piano samples recorded in a disused Norfolk windmill (hang on… a piano…in a windmill?) plucked and bowed guitar, processed sine waves, FM synth, a self-oscillating analogue filter, a turntable, monome and handheld recorder with found sounds from a French church and Kew Gardens….nice!
Ekca Liena is an alias of Daniel W J Mackenzie which concentrates on the celestial, melancholic and sometimes blissful side of ambient music. Over the range of his enchanting, mainly long-form compostions there is a clear influence from ritual psychedelic, noise, doom, post-rock and at times modern classical arrangement. His discography has seen work on a variety of labels including Dead Pilot, Small Doses and Entropy and with an enormous amount of material currently in the works this list is hoped to expand.
Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other “new wave” bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar.