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ARTIST
TITLE
Severe Insomnia
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LUMB 015CD LUMB 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/31/2011

Severe Insomnia -- the second release by New York-based experimental composer Hannis Brown and his first album for Lumberton Trading Company -- is a spine-chilling and unpredictable rollercoaster-ride of a listen. The 11 instrumental tracks run the gamut from musique concrète tape collages and electroacoustic composition to works for chamber ensembles, orchestra, and solo prepared guitar. Inspired by the meandering and disjunct images that manifest themselves on the backs of eyelids during bouts of insomnia, the music is charged with an instability marked by atonal explosions of saxophones, sedate interludes of electronic and orchestral textures, and nightmarish climaxes of tone clusters.