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Label & Cat.Number: Denovali den155
Release Year: 2012
Note: 4th full length album by this London-based composer, nostalgic & very harmonic / filmic dronescapes with lots of handplayed guitars and a neo-classic touch, feat. many guest-musicians from FIELD ROTATION, PETRELS, and others... described as a meeting of TIM HECKER with BARN OWL or SUN ARAW; vinyl version lim. 500 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €20.00
More Info"Talvihorros is London based composer Ben Chatwin's study of guitar and electronics. Numerous techniques are used to coax a myriad of sounds from both acoustic and electric guitars. Home-made and vintage electronic equipment are used to loop, process and manipulate improvised material into dense and dark sound collages. What started out as a personal challenge to make an album in 7 days grew into something else entirely. Over a year in the making, and expanding his trademark guitar sound with drums, strings, bells, organs and synthesisers, 'And It Was So' features contributions from fellow label mates Field Rotation (violin) and Petrels (cello) along with tour partner Jordan Chatwin (drums/percussion) and long time collaborator Anais Lalange (viola). If last years album 'Descent Into Delta' was reminiscent of plunging into the murky depths, his latest offering 'And It Was So' evokes the expansiveness, dynamicism and density of the cosmos. Attempting to find order in chaos is something Talvihorros has been striving to achieve over the past three albums and he has never balanced these elements so beautifully. Merging the textural noise of Tim Hecker with psychedelic, guitar sound-sculpters such as Barn Owl and Sun Araw.
Vinyl: thick sleeves + thick printed inner sleeves; 180g vinyl; free download code." [label info]
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