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AF URSIN - Aura Legato

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Blackest Ever Black BLACKESTCD012
Release Year: 2016
Note: re-issue of AF URSINs second LP from 2005, for the first time on CD! => the four delicately woven, mainly handplayed drone muzak pieces contain piano slices, smooth vocalizations, harmonium & zither (?) sounds, lightweight percussion and bass-textures and levitated analogue electronics, everything arranged in a very sensitive way... a real gem!
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Blackest Ever Black presents a new vinyl edition, and the first CD edition, of Af Ursin's 2005 masterpiece Aura Legato.

Af Ursin is the alter ego of Finnish autodidact composer/improviser Timo van Luijk. His work is rooted in the use of acoustic instruments (wind, percussion, strings), but his special sensitivity to the timbral qualities of each instrument, and his deft blurring of them, results in a sound-world that is mysterious, amorphous and hallucinatory, full of suggestive shadows, creaks and whispers.

Van Luijk's process begins always with pure improvisation: music played in an intuitive, sensual way, without the employment of conscious technique.

He performs and overdubs each instrumental component himself, and out of this process micro-structures and loose arrangements emerge: the piece becomes an improvised composition.

Aura Legato is one of van Luijk's darker and more acutely psychedelic offerings: a work of profound interiority, but one that also conjures images of old Europe and fin-de-sicle decadence - dabblings in Thelema, the fog of the opium-den - and has earned comparisons to Third Ear Band, Nurse With Wound, Mirror and HNAS.