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Label & Cat.Number: Alluvial Recordings a24
Release Year: 2006
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €9.50
More InfoEin nautisches Stück "drone ambience", sanft auf- und abschwellend bis in tiefste Frequenzen, mit organisch wirkenden Mikroeffekten versehen... tolle Collab unter Mitwirkung des New Yorker Drone-Spezis TIDAL !
"In Judaism, ablution is the process of washing away physical and mental impurities. Upon completion, the mind and body are cleansed and renewed. New York composer Tidal (David Brownstead) and Dutch composer Peter Duimelinks (Kapotte Muziek, Goem, THU20) collaborated on this work over the course of 2004-2005. The piece was traded back and forth between the two artists several times until it was fully realized.
Ablution is a contemplative work which explores darkness and light. Momentum ebbs and flows in soothing washes. Tones, hums, and brittle, crackling interludes intertwine to flesh out a murky smear of sound. Ablution is approximately 20 minutes in length and packaged in a 5-inch sleeve. David selected photographs for the front and back covers which suggest submerging into darkness only to emerge into a blast of white light." [label info]
"Perhaps by intent, but Peter Duimelinks is one of the few well-known names who however never released a full length CD on his own. He is part of THU20, Kapotte Muziek and Goem, did sound installations, recorded with Frank Bretschneider a CD in the Brombron series (see Vital Weekly 530) and could probably easily do one due to interest, but he just never did. This release doesn't change that. On 'Ablution' he works with Tidal, aka David Brownstead from New York. The two exchanged sound files back and forth in 2004-2005, going through various stages of rework. "In Judaism, ablution is the process of washing away physical and mental impurities. Upon completion, the mind and body are cleansed and renewed." This miniCD with one track is a twenty minute deep dark rumble of colliding sounds. The basic is deep and dark, like highly processed field recordings, although the processing might have been generated by radical equalisation. On top there are light sparks flickering at a highly irregular shape. When listened on headphones, static and hiss seem to be part of the piece. It's a good and solid piece of music of highly dark ambient music. There isn't a specific role for either Tidal or Duimelinks: the mark of well made collaboration." [FdW / Vital Weekly]
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