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ARTIST
TITLE
Swimming Against the Moments
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AN 007CD AN 007CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/22/2004

"Structurally founded on conscious allusions to 'pop', 'ambient', 'electronica', but imbued with a high degree of critical distance, Ateleia music destabilizes classic notions of form and process in pursuit of a unique idea of song. Subtle melodies emerge snakelike from deep within floods of shimmering multicolored static; densely layered strata of interference rupture into moments of tonal clarity, only to be subsumed into the next span of shifting sound. Incorporating source material from a host of collaborators, skewed and reconfigured into a framework of constantly changing and decisive movement, the debut album from Ateleia (James Elliott) reveals a developed sense of composition and pacing across a range of approaches and textures. All eight of these tracks focus on elements of structure -- and the decay of structure -- with both the formed and the formless vying for space. The resulting sound is dense, angular and hypnotic, like watching red thread slowly twitch in the pulse of the tide."