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2011 repress. "John Elliott's Outer Space project is a laboratory for electronic investigation. Acting as a continuance of the studies of mid 20th century electronic music composers such as Nik Pascal and Laurie Spiegel, Elliott's music is deeply indebted to the inner workings of the electric signal. Acting almost as a meditation, through the simple gesture of translation Elliott's process begins to reveal itself as electricity is converted into acoustic pressure and potential; the melody of physics. The six recordings on the album are each a microcosmic view into Elliott's practice; a keystone, illuminating his solo practice as well as his work as a member of Emeralds. Composed and recorded over the past three years without the use of digital synthesizers and arpeggiation; a record closely connected to a personal path, attempting to make sense, to understand one's journey. Mastered by Keith Fullerton Whitman; pressed in an edition of 650 copies on clear vinyl with full color gloss covers and heavy stock printed euro-style inner sleeves."
Outer Space II
BLAST FIRST PETITE (UK)
, operating under the moniker
IS one third of American nu-electronicists,
. Musically, this is an electronic smorgasbord of five trippy tropes that rip the inner light fantastic.
is the logical progression. It is an effort based on group format, and is an evolution from the debut
album. The central core of Elliott and
worked to arrange, record, and mix for a new direction and a new sound; headed down a path of cracked concrete and dissolving memory from the aether. Many different textures and composing methods are applied here, to make a more varied and spontaneous array of songs. Experiments ranging from looped, broken m-400, jagged rhythm beds, and modular synthesis. Severing the obsessions of death and anxiety, and creating a work based on "the current," and those involved in the process,
has a different feel with less claustrophobia and more breathable air. Imagine the sounds are a liquid, with different masses and changing color.
is first in a trilogy of sounds to be released in 2012. It's considered to be the second full-length effort by the project. Reality comes first here with a narrative of events that are real and happening right now. Close attention to detail reveals more than what is seen on the surface. The information is presented clearly; it's up to the listener to use the intelligence provided for full comprehensive understanding. Guest appearances by: Andrew Veres,
Philip J. Whiteside
. Produced with Mellotron M-400 and synthesizer. Sounds mastered by
. The artwork features gentle, acidic, shimmering drawings by
. Printed on a deluxe mirror board and pressed on 150 gram vinyl. Limited edition of 1,000 copies.
Akashic Record (Events: 1986-1990)
is a rapidly-evolving sound entity headed by
and joined by a constantly rotating cast of Midwestern U.S. electronic figures.
sees the project grow in many different directions from the self-titled Arbor album created throughout 2008 and 2009 while retaining similar aesthetics of synthesizer experimentation and its esoteric relations. Recorded over the course of a year with close engineering assistance and compositional contributions from
in home and studio situations, a fresh array of fidelities and ideas previously unexplored have been mined and documented. New contributions from the elusive
member) expand, stretch and challenge previous working methods. In the tradition of many other past releases,
(of Cleveland, Ohio's
) makes his essential appearance as well.
sees the project move on from the stripped-down, primitive nature of the old into a more urgent, fractured and aggressive set of reality-based compositions. The work was created based on the events of others in mind; those doomed to circumstances beyond predictability or imagination. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
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