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nico muhly

drones

bedroom community



cd

Released: 19th Nov 2012

£9.99


ambient, abstract stretches of intriguing harmonic ideas for piano & strings from muhly's 3 'drones' eps, packaged together with an exclusive bonus composition.

'drones' was recorded at greenhouse studios in iceland & produced by valgeir sigurðsson. the pieces take elements of classic minimalism but don't stick rigidly to the tonal beauty of most works, revelling in the ambience created from subtly dissonant acoustic tones of the beautifully recorded piano. "the idea is something not unlike singing along with one's vacuum cleaner, or with the subtle but constant humming found in most dwelling--places. we surround ourselves with constant noise, & the 'drones' pieces are an attempt to honor these drones & stylize them." - nico muhly.

drones

Tracklist

  1. Part I
  2. Part II
  3. Part III (The 8th Tune)
  4. Part IV
  5. Part V
  6. Part I Material in D
  7. Part II Material in a Handsome Stack
  8. Part III Material with no Tricks
  9. Part IV Material in a Long Cadence
  10. Part I Material in Eb
  11. Part II Material in Sevenths
  12. Part III Material in Two Keys
  13. Part IV Material with Shifting Drones
  14. Drones in Large Cycles