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|digitalis vinyl (usa) #digiv029 lp|
concern “truth & distance” long playing record
- truth & distance
- young birth
|november 2010 release ; vinyl version of gordon’s spring 2009 magnum opus ...|
|aggregate-themed ensemble works from gordon “oscillating innards” ashworth, recalling jim o’rourke’s early pieces (esp. “young person’s guide to drowning”) ...|
|digitalis vinyl press release...|
|digiv029: concern "truth & distance" lp|
gordon ashworth is concern and this is his manifesto. "truth & distance" is a mini-epic, a minor masterpiece. within these sonic walls lies a stunning landscape, adrift in golden tones and silver siren songs. ashworth creates beautiful, shimmering music that defies categorization. it stands on its own, droning away into the furthest reaches of the night. using only acoustic instrumentation, ashworth conceives pieces of music in which resonance and timbre mutate and in the air and unfold naturally, organically.
hints of piano glisten like night shadows whispering through the leaves. strings are bowed and plucked into oblivion. everything is turned into a pile of reverb. everyone is a ghost. the title track starts with frayed edges and continually dials back, trying to not to fall apart. ashworth's skill in wrangling discordant sounds out of his array of acoustics seems to grow as the piece flows along. daunting as the seemingly endless layers of droning tones may be, its the all-enveloping nature of this music that makes it so engaging. like hearing basinski destroy and rework peter broderick's deepest compositions, "truth & distance" feels familiar while sounding new.
as the final, looping piano chords of "heartsink" disintegrate into oblivion, concern has gone all in. this is music that trades in immediacy for reservation and restraint. ashworth is able to combine all these elements into towering aural monuments that he scatters through the air and down into the soil. it's all coming up roses this time.
new vinyl edition features extended cuts of all three pieces from the original cd, adding 10 minutes of new music that pushes the album to another level. in addition there is all new art and a cut by berlin's d+m.