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ARTIST
TITLE
Organ Works Vol. 1
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GODREC 017LP GODREC 017LP
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RELEASE DATE
1/27/2017

2017 repress. 2013 release. "I put my music into the space. I don't want to send any messages, I think of nothing and I don't want to purport any meanings. The listeners hear what they hear and behave to the music as they feel." Austrian composer Klaus Lang describes himself as an observer of tones. As stated himself, his roots belong to Gregorian tradition and his music definitely represents an abstract way of perceiving it. Though abstraction (of form and content), he is interested in clarity and truth. His work includes pieces for various setups, but a common phrase that can be used to describe Lang's work is construction of time. Whether he composes stage works, for big or small ensembles or solo instruments, the listener experiences a huge space, filled with either a wall of sound or sound blocks that varies in intensity and massiveness. Lang's image is largely marked through his output for stage and his favorite instrument, organ, exploring the entire spectrum of possible sounds, from hum to sine waves. God Records' series of releases featuring his organ music, focuses on the two different aesthetic examples mentioned above. Massiveness is the best description for "17 Symmetrien". A wall of sound, the piece explores the whole range of the instrument at the maximum power. To some extent, this is a pure organ symphony, but someone could also define it as drone music. The second piece, "Mars Attacks", deals with punctuality and pointed tones with occasional sub layers, creating quite an astonishing and scary mood of unpredictability.