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BERRY, KEITH - Simulacra

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Infraction INFX 069
Release Year: 2017
Note: this British ambient composer got more and more active lately with his purely electronic, highly suspended and weightless dream sound clouds, organic, repetitive and timeless.. "creating the sort of brain-fogged beauty I can only imagine coming out of a pure and dreamless night... he knows exactly how to make an ear-coating lullaby, using slowly avalanching chords and raindrop tape hiss towards total peace." [Norman Rec.]
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"Simulacra is a 2xCD set with 15 new tracks spanning the double compact disc set. The outer sleeve is a mini-lp gatefold. Each disc is then housed in a envelope style card sleeve.
Photography by Griffin Lamb.
Image modifications by Keith Berry & Timothy O'Donnell.
Layout by Timothy O'Donnell.
INFX 069.
2017 Infraction.
credits
released March 30, 2017

The following hardware was used in the production of these recordings :

ROLAND JUNO 60
CLAVIA NORD LEAD 2
TEENAGE ENGINEERING OP-1 / PO-14 / PO-16
DOEPFER DARK ENERGY 2
STRYMON EL CAPISTAN
STRYMON BIG SKY
HEXE MELUSINE 2
ZVEX INSTANT LO-FI JUNKY
ZVEX LO-FI LOOP JUNKY
NEUNABER TECHNOLOGY STEREO WET REVERB
LINE 6 DL4
ELECTRO-HARMONIX 2880 MULTI-TRACK LOOPER
FOCUSRITE FORTE
EDIROL M-10DX
PRESONUS ERIS E5


https://infraction.bandcamp.com/album/s-i-m-u-l-a-c-r-a



"The surely sleepy Keith Berry makes music while hibernating, creating the sort of brain-fogged beauty I can only imagine coming out of a pure and dreamless night. Having made lovely records like Simulacra for a long while now, he knows exactly how to make an ear-coating lullaby, using slowly avalanching chords and raindrop tape hiss towards total peace. That this record was in fact made from repurposed leftovers of past album Elixir makes sense -- his music has a green footprint in that it can be made again from itself.

These slowly enrapturing phases of sound are familiar, echoing the plethora of quietly crackling releases by Chihei Hatakeyama and Federico Durand, but they should put their listener way too far at ease to make comparisons. This records minimal sound works in frames of drone were used to -- it foregrounds blaring but gentle chords and lets the acoustics quietly bristle against them -- to create a much needed domain of rest." [Norman Rec.]