Tuned Darker LP (2014) [Listen|Hear]
"The light has changed;
Middle C is tuned darker now"
from 'October', By Louise Gluck.
This album is named after a line from a poem by Louise Glück which refers to the subtle and parallel changes in light and sound. This album is an exploration of this subtleness. In it, sounds shift and morph, teetering on the edge of, and in-between, tunings. Instrumental colour is the focus of this album, in particular the way it changes in different ranges, diffusions and voices. Hope's "Lowest Drawer" explores a slow, dark and gentle comparison of electronic and acoustic low sounds that create complex acoustic beatings as they slowly unfold. James' "n dimension" uses samples of wavering acoustic instrumentals to create a sea of sound diffusions that explores concepts of dimensionality. Vickery's song cycle "Night Fragments," featuring Caitlin Cassidy, uses text by Belgian surrealist author Françilon Daniels to explore the twilight between sleep and wakefulness, with different instruments often progressing at different rates from each other using click tracks to guide them.
The album is a vinyl LP without gatefold comes with a download code.
You can purchase from [Listen|Hear].
Launched 19 January 2014.
Notes and a live recording of Night Fragments here, a score of The Lowest Drawer synchronised with a live recording here, and ABC recording of the premiere of n dimension here.