Outside : glossy paper / inside : thick paper card & glossy paper / digisleeve : white paperboard / sealed (like old book) & hand numbered / CDr in a limited edition of 160…
Omar El Abd aka omrr (born 22 September 1983) is a self-taught musician, guitarist and sound artist based in Cairo, Egypt.
Omrr’s sound is based on glitch, noise, micro-sounds, sampling and field recording. He uses a variety of instruments and software to create dynamic and dense sonic landscapes.
Music For The Anxious was created between 2015 and 2016, it’s a year’s projection of intimate encounters, imaginary stories and unnecessary drama. All songs were improvised and created while being recorded.
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.
Jonathan Canupp is a name you should know but probably don’t, but then again might. He records under Ten and Tracer and I’ve been into his records for ages and ages now. Back when I was checking out early net label releases, Jonathan came up as one of two people whose work in their entirety I just fell in love with. And funny how he actually works with the other artist now and lives in the same damn city – the person being a certain Jason Corder (offthesky, Juxta Phona) no less. He makes wonderful IDM music and in fact I may have asked him years ago now to make us a ‘meaty beaty’ record. And along he comes with the very cheek of making some sublimely evolved, subtly woven record using violin, tape machines, guitars, maybe some keyboards and other stuff too. Friendless Now is a beautifully realised work, and one of my favourite Ten and Tracer releases to date.
Walden Pond's Monk is the brand new album from Portuguese musician and composer Tiago Sousa. Following the limited vinyl-only album InsÃ³nia released in 2009 on German label Humming Conch, Walden Pond's Monk is the first album from Sousa released worldwide on both CD and LP formats.