Yes yes yes yes. If you didn't hear the last Carl Stone retrospective -- the monolithic and gorgeously packaged Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties -- rectify that now. An Aaron Dilloway for the Baby Boomer generation, Stone was known for making unforgiving loop music, taking snippets of sound and slowly replacing their initial meanings with new ones through longform repetition. Where the last reissue of his work showed his often maddening approach, Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties is calming and balmy, Stone approaching his music in a newfound meditative state.
Staff note from Robin:
Hard not to be excited for this. Unseen Worlds dug up an absolutely massive record in Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties and I've wanted to hear more of Carl Stone's music ever since. The way he designs music is at times maddening but endlessly explorable and the promise of a softer, lusher side of this looper sounds great to me.
Double LP £26.99 UW20LP
2LP on Unseen Worlds, housed in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes from Tim Rutherford Johnson, Robin Rimbaud, and Carl Stone.
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