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Allegra Geller- Broken Pieces [treetrunk 383]

Allegra Geller is a project of John Prusinski. The music is informed by his background: born in the Middle East, growing up traveling the world, the sounds of different cultures and aesthetics permeated his unconscious and opened his ears and mind to ambient sounds and the resonances of environment. Now a resident of the rural US Northeast, the sounds of the forest and its wildlife have also become part of this creative process. The music of Allegra Geller is a structured collage of mutated field recordings, synthetic textures, and improvised performance. These pieces are intended to be performed live, and the recording reflects that aesthetic; all tracks in this project were recorded direct, live in the studio, with no overdubbing or postproduction of any kind.

Broken Pieces at Archive.org.

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Matthew Pollock- Sit And Be Well [treetrunk 382]

Sit, and be well is a collection of pieces that explore possibilities the piano offers in a variety of ways. It was my intention to marry these possibilities—traditional piano performance (as in, fingers on keys), extended techniques, and the rich palette of harmonic spectra that the piano has to offer—with the idea of specific spaces, all through a scratchy lens of digital signal processing. Each track references distinct natural locations scattered across the Pacific Northwest, although to what extent each piece accurately describes each particular location is anyone’s guess (mine included). More important to me than painting an image of these places was suggesting a physical space for the listener to explore.

Sit And Be Well at Archive.org.

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Robin Storey With Mystified- Grasslands Dream Of Electric Sheep [treetrunk 381]

Grasslands Dream of Electric Sheep / Sound installation by Robin Storey with Mystified / Exhibition at loop30 – the listening room at the abraxas arts centre, Augsburg, Germany, November 2017–July 2018 / Grasslands Dream of Electric Sheep is a dense, atmospheric sound sculpture by Robin Storey (UK) with Mystified (US). Musician and visual artist Robin Storey (b. 1955) has been a seminal figure in the development of experimental sound culture since the early 1980s, both as co-founder of legendary post-industrial band Zoviet France and with his ongoing solo releases as Rapoon. By contrasting harmonic sheets of sound with hissing, “polluted” noises, Grasslands Dream of Electric Sheep evokes the sonic image of a natural landscape that gradually disappears or rather gets disfigured by industrialisation, buildings, and environmental pollution. This meditation on change is well suited for the exhibition at “loop30 – the listening room at the abraxas arts centre”: Until the 1930s, the site of today’s arts centre was a pasture which had to make way for the barrack buildings of the German fascists.

Grasslands Dream Of Electric Sheep at Archive.org.

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