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Fireplace soundartist Taylor Deupree offers more of his bitty but warm experiments on Fallen. With principle photography for the artwork taken in Iceland, land the record sees him restrict his pool of equipment, using primarily piano and then falling into a Moog-shaped hole with smatterings of guitar. It took him a long time to write; please listen to it.
Argentine sound artist Federico Durand produced new album Jardin de Invierno simply, using single takes of immediate performances using various quiet instruments, and then assembling and juxtaposing them into the particular shapes we hear here. Jardin de Invierno (or ‘Winter Garden’) is a sweet, subtle release, out on the Spekk label.
Kazuya Matsumoto is a Japanese percussionist making his debut full-length with Mizu No Katachi. It seems from listening (and from the descriptive-yet-poetic track titles) that parts of the record were recorded outdoors, Matsumoto using the sounds of the rain falling on his resonant instruments to gorgeous effect. A fascinating listen on Spekk.
‘Jewelt Galaxies/ Spirit Shambles’ is the first full album release by The Alps that is comprised of their first two releases on CDR. Recorded in 2005 in Scott Hewickers's living room, mostly in one session with just one microphone, The Alps have created a series of beautiful, picturesque soundscapes.