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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Klanggold KG021CD
Release Year: 2017
Note: highly recommended album by this German sound art / drone minimalist who recorded for this installation project the 10 different bells of the famous minster of Ulm (Germany), creating a hypnotic 'metallurgic' ambience; all different tones of the bells have been stretched and layered and form clouds of pure resonances and overtones with gradual shifts in the shapes and pitches, adding more subtle electro-acoustic processing on the second track ...CD version with 8 page booklet
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All field recordings, sound design & compositions by Andreas Usenbenz, between march 2015 and may 2016

The music is based on field recordings of 10 different church bells installed in the Minster of Ulm. Usenbenz recorded the bells using a wide spaced A - B pair with omni directional DPA microphones,
a Sennheiser ORTF setup and contact microphones mounted directly to the bells or their direct environment.
The Bells where rung by the Sacristan. Additionally, Usenbenz played them with different props to tease very specific sounds out of the bells. No additional sounds were used in these compositions.