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NERELL, LOREN - Taksu

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Soleilmoon SOL 125 CD
Release Year: 2003
Note: "fourth world ambient" - pure atmospheric vibrations derived from field recordings made in BALI, music of the eternal presence, without beginning or ending; back in stock this nice album by LOREN NERELL
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Fourth World Ambient nennen die liner-notes die Musik von LOREN NERELL, der wieder aus einem reichen Fundus an field recordings schpft, die er auf BALI gemacht hat... Musik in ewiger Gegenwart, ohne Anfang oder Ende, ohne Vergangenheit oder Zukunft, als reine atmosphrische Schwingung.

Loren Nerell's association with Soleilmoon Recordings dates back to his 1996 release "Lilin Dewa", as well as the more recent "Indonesian Soundscapes". "Taksu" takes cues from both of these albums, blending environmental sounds and Balinese instruments together into a glowing, amorphous cloud of spine-tingling sound. Two musicians come to mind when listening to "Taksu": Jon Hassell, who popularized Fourth World music, and Brian Eno, the father of Ambient music. While sounding nothing like the work of either artist, Loren Nerell's music takes inspiration from both of them. His music is evocative of mist-covered mountains and slow-motion waterfalls, so it owes something to Hassell. But it also pays tribute to the patient genius of Eno, with its endlessly evolving atmosphere, in which there is no beginning or end, only the present. The crowning touch on this project came from Steve Roach, stalwart Ambient Music pioneer and long-time friend of Loren's, who came in to provide the final spacial treatments and mastering of the CD. In his liner notes for the CD booklet, Djam Karet founder Chuck Oken, Jr. describes the music as a "sound pool" that the listener is immersed in. His words couldn't be more accurate, and it's no exaggeration to say that putting this record on is like waking up at sunrise, deep in the tropical Balinese rainforest, surrounded on all sides by the sounds of the jungle. To describe ambient or atmospheric music as "a soundtrack" is clichd, but it's really the best way to talk about "Taksu". It truely is a very special album, and one that asks to be seen, not merely heard. [label info]