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All tracks written, recorded, mastered by Dmitriy Rodionov in r/c-studio.
Package painted and designed by David Ya.
DVD Credits: Reversed Consciousness |
Disappearing From The Outside
All Musical Instruments: Dmitriy Rodionov.
Visual: Dmitriy Rodionov, Gregory Lebedeff.
Actors: Dmitry Petrov, Dmitry Zabolotnikov, Dmitriy Rodionov.
Operator: Gregory Lebedeff.
Editor: Egor Kolenichenko.
DVD Authoring, design: David Ya, Neil Tibbetts.
Live video recorded 30-04-2009 in Snezhinsk, Russia.
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.
I first came across Marihiko Hara’s work in 2007, with his ‘Cesura’ release on the excellent Italian net-label – Zymogen. It really drew me in more than most other work that was doing the rounds at the same time. It had the sort of organic details and attention to beautiful subtle developments that I had only really heard in offthesky and Nicolas Bernier before (both label mates on Zymogen I should add). It became my soundtrack to that year and an album I returned to almost daily during the winter months. After this I followed Marihiko’s work carefully, from his rather fantastic 2009 ‘Icon’ release on Cotton Goods to his recent ‘Prosa’ collaboration with Tomas Phillips on Tench Records.
With The Rules of Another Small World, M. Ostermeier has arrived at an elegant voice – otherworldly and strangely beautiful, much like the desolate Taiwanese San-Zhr Pod Village gracing the album cover.
While elements of electroacoustic, modern classical, jazz, glitch, drone, ambient, and even lounge weave in and out of the record’s eleven compositions, The Rules of Another Small World is the converse of an eclectic collection of songs.