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Label & Cat.Number: Mystery Sea MS59
Release Year: 2010
Note: metallic dronescapes with mysterious tones underneath & underwater transformations; very nice one-tracker from this rising ambient / drone-composer, numbered ed. of 100 copies / full-colour laserprint cover
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00
More Info"UK artist Simon Whetham has a solid curriculum which betrays years of perceptive sound auscultation, and deep listening. Translating this into practice, he composes with field recordings since a research trip to Iceland in 2005... from there on, both nationally and internationally, he has been commissioned for creating specific sound installations, participated to many exhibitions, done a workshop in the Amazon rainforest at Mamori Lake under Francisco López 's patronage... He has also been involved in various festivals,and released several works on an array of labels such as, entr'acte, Con-v, Lens, Gruenrekorder, Trente Oiseaux, 1000füssler...
He's also the initiator of “Active crossover”, a sound exhibition touring throughout the Uk, where those involved devote themselves to open cross-pollination...
Simon Whetham through his activities wishes to place “the ear” in a central position as imaginary fertilizer as opposed to the tyranny of the visual...
“beneath the swinging bridge”, his MS contribution, casts a peculiar light onto a passage point & everyday architectural element, attempting to make us figure it out on a pure aural, sensory mode...
Distortion of time,
light metal breeze,
low gurgling chant
along oxidized furrows...
Listen to the corroded particles,
the subdued streams...
we're just passengers,
transient and frail,
trying to learn...
stagnating pools & ever changing flows,
beyond the firm structures...
hidden life exudes
from every surface...
A distant song fades like a twisted memory...
“beneath the swinging bridge” is an ode to connection..." [label info]
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