new to stock as of
june 9th, 2010
|install (usa) #inst 011 cd|
greg davis “regarding wave” compact disc
- regarding wave (part 1) (6:11)
- rainbow body (22:38)
- regarding wave (part 2) (12:56)
|june 2010 release ; three warm, enveloping, tonal works from greg davis ...|
the two “regarding wave” pieces unfold at a snail’s pace ; timbrally they sound like “frozen” clouds of massed string ensembles, carefully laid into a giant dorian lattice (i’m reminded a little bit of jim o’rourke’s first “orchestral” pieces such as “disengage”) ... the album’s centerpiece “rainbow body” takes a good 10 minutes to slowly creep out of a beat-frequency-laced sine-tone cluster into an almost clashing, harmonically-rich root-fifth chord, before the latter wins out & the piece resolves to a wholly pleasant footing (listen to the sound-sample for this bit, post-resolution) ...
these three sessions of wonder & magic come pressed into the pits & lans of a compact disc, housed in a full-color gatefold flat-pack, designed by greg himself ... highly recommended !!!
greg davis - regarding wave
limited to 1000 full-color eco-wallet.
dialing in from a growing catalog spread across several labels and a decade of work, greg davis brings install a beautiful new album: regarding wave. admittedly, we don't know too much about how greg made regarding wave, but we do know that he made it just for us, and we can certainly affirm that greg knows the install sound very well, having mastered wood-land's stone circle cd-r last year.
musically this album has a shimmering brightness about it, almost like an auditory hall of mirrors where the smallest chime echoes and repeats kaleidoscopically forever. over the course of three tracks, greg produces moments of rippling beauty via polite tonal drones that evolve at glacial speed. full of harmony and accessibility, regarding wave is not only a welcome addition to greg's diverse oeuvre, but also a worthy introduction to his music for newcomers.
the bottom line: if you already know greg davis, you know this will be amazing, and if you don't, prepare to be impressed!