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- Gold Beach by P Jorgensen
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On this supremely atmospheric album, Danish electro-acoustic composer P Jørgensen takes slippery, eerie notes from what sounds like a microtonal jazz/chamber group (kinda like a slowed down Joe Maneri quartet) and takes their slowly evolving musical forms through an expansive backdrop of environmental recordings and found sounds. While the melding of droney music to field recordings is fairly commonplace these days (think BJ Nilsen, C M Von Hausswolff or any number of other artists on Touch), it is the relative intactness of the double bass, violin, clarinet, saxophone and percussion, kept largely free from electronic processing that gives this album its distinctly live feel.
By avoiding the acousmatic approach, Jørgensen pulls off a more subtle sleight of hand, giving the listener the impression they’re listening to a chamber ensemble wring out somber, elegiac tones in a series of settings. For example, both sides open with the sound of trickling water, and the reverb gives the spatial impression of a cave or a derelict mine shaft, while later on we have seaside sounds superimposed with woodland birdsong. Rather than present these juxtapositions in startling configurations, Jørgensen uses understatement and suggestion so that the atmospheres creep in at the edge of your awareness. It’s an immersive listen but not one for you if you like a good tune.
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