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|spectrum spools (austria) #sp 001 lp|
fabric “a sort of radiance” long playing record
- orange and red (1:14)
- leaving the house (6:16)
- high ceilings (4:04)
- camera (3:35)
- left (0:45)
- containers (1:02)
- light float (7:56)
- controls (1:50)
- soft disconnect (6:03)
|march 2011 release ; debut release on this new label, run by emeralds’ / outer space’s john elliott & manufactured / distributed under the editions mego umbrella ...|
... feel like i was just talking about matt mullane the other day [ed. :: he was !!! his vdsq lp of solo acoustic guitar music just dropped last week ... (who i am i kidding, i don’t have an editor, that was a lie)] ; here he switches gears entirely, dropping an endlessly hi-fi assemblage of melodic electronic patternage that’s both texturally rich and quite satisfying on a personal / emotional level ...
it’s worth noting that the general audio spec here (ultra high-end d&m cut on a thick, euro-pressed lp slab ; so loud i had to actually switch our recording apparatus from line to mic level to grab the sound-sample to your left, no joke !!!) & presentation (high-gloss lp sleeve, with the lp tucked in a very classy polylined black paper sleeve) are of the highest caliber, well in range of justifying the price-tag (i.e. john has fought for and won some considerable production values from the normally tight-fisted peter “pita” rehberg ... just joshing peter, i know the money flows like fine alsatian spring water from your wallet) ... let’s hope this series keeps going for a while, digging deep into the domestic tape-scene & issuing choice sides in a more apropos format ...
|spectrum spools press release...|
sp 001 / fabric
a sort of radiance lp
cut by rashad becker at dubplates & mastering, berlin, january 2011.
matthew mullane is a chicago multi-instrumentalist performing under the guise of fabric.
here we have a fine suite of compositions which embark on a voyage through darkness of night and the brightness of day. washed out dark colors and static pulses sweep across your stereo painting a portrait of intense yearning and determination. recorded over the course of a year, matthew has constructed a multi dimensional organism of sound that has perplexing depth and astounding detail.
the album reveals new shapes and sizes with repeat listens and is truly a work which you can submerge yourself in to get lost. "leaving the house" is an energetic workout with it's dense, ultraviolet fog and stream-like melodies.
then there's the vignettes such as "orange and red" or "containers", that branch out into unfamiliar territory in their own special ways synthesizing a journey far from home.
so far, fabric releases have appeared in very small editions including a split with sparkling wide pressure and a practically non-existent cassette on fairchild tapes. spectrum spools is proud to kick off the label by presenting the debut fabric album.