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KEELER, JAMES P. - Terrarium Dreams

Format: mCD-R
Label & Cat.Number: Taalem alm 142
Release Year: 2021
Note: second EP on Taalem for JAMES P. KEELER who is also a member of WILT, he presents three new "archaic field recording" drone pieces, full of atmospheric noises and rumbles, and industrialized effects... there are raw insect noises, object scratchings, humming loops, all formed to an surrealistic audio ritual ; NON jewel-case ed. now
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james p. keeler submitted us the three tracks of "terrarium dreams" in november 2020 for the fifth volume of our "homework" annual digital compilations. it was so intense that it was absolutely impossible to take one track so we proposed james to release a new 3", almost 20 years after his "5 shades for a grey room" released on talem in 2002. et voil!

james p. keeler used:
field recordings, object manipulation, samples, synths
recorded 2020



"From the various projects that James P. Keeler has, as Keeler Designs, or in groups such Amputation Theory, Astronomy, Hedorah, Human As Disease, Maggotapplewonderland, Minotaur, The Leg, The Oak Trio, and Wilt, only the latter made it to these pages, albeit a long time ago. This is his second release for Taalem, following '5 Shades For A Grey Room', in 2002. Keeler uses field recordings, object manipulation, samples and synthesizers. Here we arrive at the more noisy end of ambient music. And, perhaps, also a more ritualistic aspect attached by Keeler. I am not sure why I am thinking of this, but the chirping of insects and wandering along the coast, along with the occasional slow thud, just make it sound like a ritual. The three pieces here drift on the edge of noise and lacks the delicacy of many other releases by Taalem. I found all of this a bit without focus, but at the same time, I am not sure why I am thinking this." [FdW/Vital Weekly]