Drone Records
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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Important Records IMPREC441
Release Year: 2016
Note: Australian drone ensemble formed by TIM CATLIN, based on the sounds of his self-made VIBRISSA instruments (metal/aluminium rod instruments that are longitudinally stroked by hand to produce ethereal "singing" tones) => on four tracks subtle and microtonal, very high pitched, metallic drones are build, varified through the use of additional singing bowls, wine-glasses, scuba gongs, e-bowed guitars, etc... a very special form of drone experimentation, beautiful and demanding!
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"Tim Catlin formed the Overtone Ensemble in 2012 in order to perform works using his self-made "Vibrissa" instruments. Each instrument consists of twelve vertically mounted aluminium rods that are longitudinally stroked by hand to produce ethereal "singing" tones. The long sustaining nature of the rods sound and microtonal tunings allow players a sonic palette of complex textures and harmonic complexity. Other instruments include massed hand-bells, quarter-tone bells, e-bowed acoustic guitars, re-tuned glockenspiels and wineglasses.The ensemble's compositions utilise acoustic phenomena arising from microtonal tuning such as phasing, combination tones and sympathetic vibrations, as well the effects of room resonance. All sounds are acoustic in origin without effects or sound processing. The results are works of shimmering intensity and pulsating beauty."