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File under: Experimental

Colin Potter, Michael Begg

Fragile Pitches (2CD)

Label: ICR

Format: 2CD

Genre: Electronic

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* 2021 Stock * Fragile Pitches was originally commissioned by Unique Promotions to be performed in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the city’s formal New Year Fire & Light celebrations. The event was very sucessful & saw somewhere in the region of 1200 people experience the performance. The juxtaposition of a formal, yet familiar space(thecathedral)with the less familiar musical aspects of electronic sound beds,drones, samples, effects and treated instrumentation created a compelling scene, and provides a long overdue convergence of the avant-garde with the commonplace.The musical arrangement combines electronically generated sounds, treatments & effects with moments of formal melodic composition.

Boomkat – “Massive in scale and often brutally powerful… this is clearly an album shaped by the hands of two seasoned masters in the art of soundscaping.”

Vital Weekly – “Slow, minimalist changes of glacier like moving masses. This is of course the kind of music that needs its time to develop. A great work indeed. Potter is one of the masters of the genre, and this release is easily one of his best.”

Brainwashed – “…a sublime hybrid between the real world and a fantastic alternative… Although it is a live album, Fragile Pitches never truly feels like it happened here on earth”

Musique Machine  – “Circular, tidal movements slowly change into intense, ringing carillon chords setting off the defensive trills and squawks of unknown creatures at night. Shimmering curtains of constantly moving timbres play the same note over avalanches that ultimately reveal a solemn waltz on the wind before it disappears along with all other reverberations into the cathedral’s interior, swallowing like a black hole.” 

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File under: Experimental
Cat. number: OMIC1
Year: 2015