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ARTIST
TITLE
Requiems Der Natur 2002-2004
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
TPE 069CD TPE 069CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/13/2006

"Spanning three years of studio work, Cloudland Canyon was born when Uhlhorn, touring Europe with Panthers in 2002, met up with German multi-instrumentalist Simon Wojan. Tapes were exchanged, and a handful of improv performances across the Atlantic forged a promising creative pairing, one that would take shape when Wojan made the trek to Brooklyn later that year. Through a week's worth of 12 hour days in the recording studio, armed with as many instruments and computers as they could find, the two assembled the basic tracks for Requiems Der Natur: rattling, sprawling experiments that fused their musical discoveries, which take the shape of its container, then rapidly spill out and fill whatever size of space they're given. Within, strictures of German new age and electronic music of the '70s haze into field recordings mottled with analog burble and echoes of woodwinds. Shambling, modal organ ruminations detour browned-out meditation hang sesh. Blue-eyed drunken soul collapses upon swarms of meticulously composed synthesizers into a yellowed, rejoicing howl. Bulkheads of battleship-grey sound are dry-docked and meet the sun for the first time, then the solitude of night. Smoky Mountain fingerpicking rests for seemingly connected moments against an ever-changing backdrop of technology. Contributions by The Double's Jacob Morris, Turing Machine/The Juan MacLean drummer Jerry Fuchs, and Uhlhorn's wife, Kelly Winkler, fortified the sessions with further points of view." For fans of: Boards of Canada, Animal Collective, The Dead C., Ash Ra Tempel, This Heat, Gong.