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|spectrum spools (austria) #sp 021 lp|
eric lanham “the sincere interruption” long playing record
- handling noise (1:27)
- 21:00 (6:20)
- the sincere interruption (3:18)
- liminalimit (6:22)
- wn 689 (2:28)
- am/er jos (3:57)
- posistion: bwik 15 (3:35)
- no ordinates (8:16)
- sdf 689 (3:51)
|june 2012 release ; ... ive been anticipating very few records of contemporary electronic music as much as this, the solo unmasked debut of caboladies eric lanham (aka carl calm, palmetto moon electronic group) ...|
... well, glad to say that he completely delivers on all of the promise built up by the last few tapes ; this is impeccably constructed music, sourced to but a few keyboard-less digital sound modules (and ... a microphone !?) but sounding like an orchestra of laser-tight micro-automated crackle & neat, fizzing miniatures that simultaneously pay homage to electronic musics adult digital past (definitely channeling the nuno canvarro through lithops through mille plateaux continuum) while making no concessions whatsoever towards accessibility, beguilement or anyting outside of erics own private universe of sense & sensibility ...
... simply outstanding, difficult work ; this should do for the digital-hardware scene what matt carlsons particle language did for the analog one ; highly recommended !!!
ps. bobby b. beatty has been on an absolute tear w/ his designs for spectrum spools recently ::
... this one kind of takes the cake, merging a certain library style flair with a geographically variant logo-set that is perfectly analogous to the included music(s) :: bravo, robert ...
|spectrum spools press release...|
sp 021 / eric lanham
the sincere interruption
release date 03.07.2012
live improvised music by eric lanham
recorded march 2012 at els
mastered at cgb at d&m
design by robert beaty
it's been a long time coming and it's great to finally announce the release of eric lanham's "the sincere interruption", his first long-playing record under his own name after performing for years under various solo guises such carl calm and palmetto moon electronic group and as one half of the caboladies equation. commissioned back in the summer of 2011, it was finally recorded in march 2012 and it's been well worth the wait.
lanham has crafted a very special set of improvised electronic compositions which rise above many of the contemporaries of his ilk. with an eye on both the origins of electronic music as well as the not so distant past, "the sincere interruption" was recorded in superb fidelity with great attention to sound placement and frequency variations. elements of late 90's-early 00's mille plateaux / warp styled disjointed rhythms are bent into surgically precise and meticulously pieced concrete / electronic form, crammed with information overload situations and infinite variables to one's listening perception. it's a challenge to hear the album the same way twice with the sheer amount of action and peculiarity happening over the duration.
while there are indeed busy moments throughout, tracks like "21:00" and "no ordinates" display an attention to control and deep focus, relying on an idea which develops and evolves seamlessly in subtle variation while retaining a repetitive nature. an outstanding effort and a great addition to the ever evolving spectrum spools catalog.
complete with an outstanding master and cut by cgb and dubplates and mastering.