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ARTIST
TITLE
Free Music
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
RCD 2023CD RCD 2023CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/11/2002

"Monolight is the studio alias of Rune Kristoffersen. Most of the tracks were made using a set-up of one digital synthesizer, two old analogue synthesizers, and a couple of effects processors. He points out that the pieces that bookend this Free Music, namely 'Stranded In Narrow Air' and 'Still Light', are actually the most structured pieces on the album. Newer pieces, centred around the 'Duo Abstractions' tracks, derive from the fresh approach to recording: 'Once a couple of sounds are selected I use a very basic set-up where I can improvise using sequencers, arpeggio patterns and synthesizers that are triggered on the spot and combined in real time. This is all recorded digitally to two-track, with no real possibility to make repairs. When it works, you get a result that is truly unique in the sense that it's impossible to reproduce it. So: if it's a good take it'll be kept, if not, it'll get binned. And because everything is based on improvised manoeuvres, you can't really go back and try the same idea again. Having worked for many years in an environment where the recording process has been relatively structured and calculated, I have found this new hit-or-miss situation very liberating.' Specific inspiration for improvisations on Free Music included 'the work of painters like Rothko, Pollock, Klee, and Braque'."