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Best of 2018

Small Cruel Party

Islands of Sleep

Label: Ferns Recordings

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

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Lovely archival work with sublime slices of musique concrète courtesy of Small Cruel Party, aka Seattle composer William Ransone.  In his own words, this is “Manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm.”
Small Cruel Party's work is focused on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on noninstrumental sound sources, the source itself not being readily apparent. Work generally involves manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm.
More recent work has incorporated various influences related to studies in Buddhism (zen and Tibetan) but without including or perhaps suggesting any obvious references

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Cat. number: Ferns stem 03
Year: 2018
Notes:

Reissue of a vinyl released 20 years ago on GMBH records. 300 copies.

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