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ARTIST
TITLE
Apparatus
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KRANK 039CD KRANK 039CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/11/1999

"The materials used on this recording were made from the sampling of Gareth Mitchell's own sounds -- derived mainly from electric guitar -- which were then processed and reprocessed, edited and re-edited over a 9 month recording period. Each sound was chosen individually for its own specific identity. Compositions stemmed from what these sounds gradually suggested. The pieces demanded time to gestate, then to metamorphose (often several times) before finally revealing their form. Apparatus is designed with many carefully placed details. Those details form part of equally considered structures. It is hoped that the listener may be drawn into the music, whether investigating its minutiae or experiencing a more overall, visceral impression. Two years after the release of the debut Philosopher's Stone album, Gareth Mitchell has made an entirely different second album utilizing the capacities of digital sampling and editing. Apparatus may have familiar elements from Preparation like looping sounds and outbursts of static, but the second Philosopher's Stone album is a departure. Gareth Mitchell has crafted an album that will leave you puzzled but delighted, curious enough to lean in for closer listens."