Seeking perfection in minimalism, Vitaly describes his sound on Imperfect as – piano, mood, simplicity. “The world is imperfect, and people are imperfect – their ideas and actions. Music can also be ‘imperfect’ – but that does not make it unambiguously good or bad. The relative simplicity of melodies, unusual piano sound, piano playing and emotional states – all this can be called imperfection.”
Attaching strips of fabric to the piano strings of an upright piano at the Dnepropetrovsk Conservatory, Vitaly asked the sound engineer to be left alone and recorded the pieces in one sitting. Only after recording the piano did Vitaly understand that the album would be called Imperfect. “To some extent, I always try to reach a certain perfection – at work, at home, or within my daily routine. But when I sit down at the piano – everything is different. I rely on feelings, emotions, and give freedom to the fingers. More than anything, with these nine pieces, I’ve tried to achieve a level of honesty with the listener.”
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.
Talkingmakesnosense is Dominic Dixon of Glasgow who has been making music in one form or another since he was a child. Most recently, he’s been releasing records on the now sadly defunct Benbecula Records, and now a new album on Rural Colours.
Coruscates consists of four long-form tracks, each tipping past the ten-minute mark.
An edition of 100, CD and cover packaged in a translucent envelope.
Named after a Hitchcock-esque nightmare in which he was set upon by a pair of hard-winged, marauding cuckoos, David A Jaycock’s second album is step forward from the pastoral motifs of his debut, incorporating an expansive country-folk sound alongside the indigenous qualities and general oddness that have made his name.
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.