TLM presents Vol.I: "...should be feared" (?)
a various artists compilation that attempts to cover a wide spectrum of modern electro-acoustic experimentation.
Special Limited Edition of 100 CDs
in hand-made & numbered paper (envelopes &) folders
with hand-printed engravings by Pat Kiout Productions.
EACH ONE WITH A UNIQUE VARIATION OF THE ARTWORK!
SELECT YOUR FAVORITE ONE HERE.
+/or High-quality Download
in any format (FLAC recommended)
+ bonus PDF file with extra artwork & info.
mastering by moody alien -except for Xu(e)'s track: by Andrea Poli.
released April 15, 2015.
"[...] Commencing with “The Collector” by Giorgos Christianakis, we are floating amongst the ruins, super-minimal drifting piano, distant mouthpiece squeaks, all slowly vibrating together. Shanyio’s “Banat Frost” has several somewhat ominous layers, a heavenly chorus bathed in intense echoes, shifting winds around us. Considering that I haven’t heard of any of these musicians, I am impressed the consistency throughout. Fastus’ “The Wanderer & the Storm”, pulsates majestically, reverberating like 70’s space-rock, sort-of Cluster like. Xu(e) has some thick shimmering bass notes at the bottom and some oft-kilter mellotron samples. Gusev K.P. is a solo artist recorded live in Moscow. Meticulous blend of some electronics and subtle acoustic percussion, sublimely recorded. The overseer of this disc is known as Moody Alien (from Thessaloniki, Greece) and he is part of a trio with John Daly (Ireland) and Zenjungle (Athens, Greece). Another odd blend of layered samples, Eno-esque spaciousness, electronics used a s percussion, the residue or afterglow of a sample that has been stretched out until you hear just the shadow of the vibration. Occasionally a warm toned tenor sax floats by. Sometimes it is difficult to tell who is doing what… On This Time” by KR Seward, sounds are stretched into drone-like ambiance. The last cut is by Brooklyn-based guitarist named James Ross. Ross plays what sounds like Henry Kaiser slowed down to an organ-like drone. Solo Fripp & Eno, perhaps?!? This, the Thirsty Leaves Music comp show how thoughtful and diverse electronic music can be, without any of the academic baggage or alienating harshness. Bravo to Moody Alien for organizing this wonderful palette of sonic delights."
Bruce Lee Gallanter for Downtown Music Gallery
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