Hello friends. As this strange year begins to wind down I wanted to post links to a couple of recently assembled editions which you can stream/download/purchase via Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
The first of these is entitled Distance Music and consists of three tracks which were recorded between February and April. The intersection of time and space and the localities of sound are themes which inform these works. The two main compositions, “Fleurieu Nodes” and “Overcast in Phuket” employ improvised performance and field recordings so as to evoke an impression of place. The other track, “Chang Song” is a shorter composition consisting of two beer bottle resonances (330 ml & 700 ml) superimposed against each other, which were recorded outside a villa on the island of Koh Lanta, Thailand.
The second of the editions, Awry is a suite of four compositions recorded last week in my studio. I had been on sick leave from work for this period and decided to use the spare time (when I felt fit enough) to continue to explore the improvised collage technique I had employed for the Distance Music material. Themes of personal reflection and lucid thought inform these tracks.
You can also listen to these tracks via Soundcloud:
Thanks for dropping by and I should have my (semi) traditional EOY/Xmas release prepared later in December.
A new little release. Two new pieces drawn from field recordings made in Thailand last year and studio improvisations.
The Door Into Summer is now available for purchase at my Bandcamp store.
Purchase of the album includes the following items:
THE DOOR INTO SUMMER – ALBUM + LINER NOTES
1. This Gilded Engine
3. Swathe of Opiates
4. Artesian Pulse
5. Red Eyes
6. The Door Into Summer
THE DOOR INTO SUMMER – BONUS TRACKS
1. Mouth of Ambience
2. Deaf Bed
3. Death To Idols
4. The Last Hour
5. Sunn Fripp
LIVE AT THE WHEATSHEAF – JULY 2014
1. Infuser IV #1 (live)
2. Goyder’s Line (live)
3. Infuser IV #2 (live)
4. The Damage Over Distance (live)
5. Maurilia (live)
6. Confluence with S.H. (live)
7. The Door Into Summer (live)
A track from the forthcoming release.
View/pre-order The Door Into Summer: http://tristanlouthrobins.bandcamp.com/album/the-door-into-summer
The album I’ve been working on since 2012 is nearly finished. It will be released in digital formats via my Bandcamp page in February 2015. A pre-order will be available early in the new year.
By my usual standards this has been a long time coming and following a couple of false finishes I’ll be very glad to finally have this work out in the open soon.
1. This Gilded Engine (3:47)
2. Maurilia (6:50)
3. Swathe of Opiates (9:28)
4. Artesian Pulse (3:34)
5. Red Eyes (5:04)
6. The Door Into Summer (12:08)