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Redolfi but couldn't at the time. Then, by pure chance, I came upon Desert Tracks while searching a website of Lightwave, a French electronic ambient outfit from the 90's. The four pieces of the original and a bonus piece from , which wasn't on the original vinyl paint a very clear picture of heat, sand, cactus being played, and wind, sometimes being a small storm.
This is a beautiful sonic journey, and perhaps one would not recognize the Mojave Desert as such but then, I never been to that place , it sounds all quite organic and gorgeous. It is an excellent work of field recordings and electronic processing. On the first disc it is exclusively a tuba, but then by a trio of players.
Robin Hayward, who has presented quite a few works on the tuba, which we reviewed, plays a 'microtonal F-tuba', Martin Taxt and Peder Simonsen both play a 'microtonal C-tuba.
This is their third album for Sofa but it is the first I hear from this trio. One could easily think that this is within the realm of improvised music, but Robin Hayward composed two of the three pieces, the two longer ones and the trio composed the short one in between these.
But what is captured with in this time frame is something that is very captivating. These three pieces are very minimal in development and the range of the three tubas is very close to each other, so we have this dense, intertwining sound of the tuba.
Drone like obviously, but then in a very natural way. I noticed before that the tuba might seem like a very unlikely instrument for this kind of microtonal music, which borders closely to ambient music, but if you listen to this, it makes very much sense to use this instrument in such a way. I was reminded of the music of Phill Niblock, but in the live approach of Microtub towards recording, one hears the breathing and the decay of the sounds unlike in Niblock's own recordings, so another point of reference might be the work of Pauline Oliveros, even when Microtub use no electronics at all.
This is however very much as deep listening as Oliveros' music, and it's simply a highly refined experience. Martin Taxt still plays 'microtonal tuba' on the release with a trio named Muddersten, but it's without any specific note mentioned and also electronics. The other members of the trio are Havard Volden guitar, tape-loop and Henrik Olsson objects, friction, piezo. Muddersten we learn is 'a type of mudrock whose original constituents were clays.
It looks like hardened mud and, depending upon the circumstances under it was formed, ut may show cracks or fissures, like a sun-baked clay deposit'. Still flowers can grow on this. The seven pieces here are improvisations and we also learn that the titles don't mean that much.
The music is quite different than that of Microtub. It is hardly minimal and has lots of bigger and smaller events within each piece. Somewhere along the lines of obviously improvised music with the two instruments and the electro-acoustic approach of all the acoustic stuff used, along with the electronics into which these are fed.
It moves back and forth, ranging from the quite yet not complete silent and the louder, chaotic and yet never noisy bits that are also to be found here. Their sounds bounce around completely without effects at points and then pick them up, move them around, through delay, reverb or whatever else there is, and they apply that to whatever it is they are doing.
Sometimes there is no instrument to be heard and it seems an 'all-acoustic object' bash, but then the guitar and tuba pop up, out of nowhere it seems and their pieces move into something entirely different. I thought all of this was quite vibrant music, and that Muddersten plays it with some fine energy. Excellent work. Other Sellers on Amazon. Sold by: Serendipity UnLtd. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:.
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Finally, the amazing "Full Scale Ocean," which has been performed dozens of times in tide pools, oceans, ponds, lakes, and rivers, becomes the overwhelming experience that joins technology and the natural world together as one inseparable universe. Over half-an-hour in length, this is music as atmosphere because that's what it is. The sheer technical manipulation of those natural sounds that most affect the human mind and body are edited together and mixed into a whole that echoes deep within the human psyche.
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