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loscil

sea island

kranky



cd

Released: 17th Nov 2014

£12.99


2lp

Released: 17th Nov 2014

£19.99


murky, densely textured depths of sound are explored with subtle pulses & pings woven within, contrasted with composed or improvised moments of acoustic instrumentation.

certain tracks on ‘sea island’, such as album opener ‘ahull’, make rhythm their focus by exploring subtle polyrhythms & investigating colliding moments of repetition & variation. though staunchly electronic at its core, instruments such as vibraphone & piano make appearances, & layers of live musicality, improvisation & detail appear in the looped & layered beds of manipulated sound recordings. a varied cast of players appear in the loscil “ensemble”, some familiar collaborators from the past such as jason zumpano on rhodes & josh lindstrom on vibraphone, & others new to the mix such as fieldheadʼs elaine reynolds who provides layered violin on ‘catalina 1943’.

sea island

Tracklist

  1. Ahull
  2. In Threes
  3. Bleeding Ink
  4. Sea Island Murders
  5. Iona
  6. Holding Pattern
  7. Catalina 1943
  8. Angle of Loll
  9. Sturgeon Bank
  10. En Masse
  11. angle of List