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Observations & Momentum

Label: Touch

Format: Vinyl LP

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The Touch label presents the Observations & Momentum split LP as a great opportunity to hear noise minimalist Eleh and Swedish visual/sound artist Christofer Lämgren aka Nana April Jun at their finest. Nana April Jun's track "Sun Wind Darkness Eye" is taken from the album The Ontology Of Noise (TONE 037CD), particularly because it stands out as being perfect for a vinyl edition. In the same time-frame, the series of releases by Eleh on Important Records attracted the Touch label's attention. These homages to La Monte Young, Pauline Oliveros and Charlemagne Palestine, as vinyl-only limited editions, stunned with their acuity and passion for detail. There was something acutely other in their sound. Eleh, also, is an artist who prefers the work to speak for itself, and has other provocative ideas about noise. The digital is questioned by a commitment to a working practice based around analog tone-generators and letter-press printed covers. The Important Records/Taiga releases are now sought-after with a passion by anyone who recognizes something truly special occurring. On this recording, Eleh develops the waveforms that the Important Records series started. The split vinyl format is a great meeting point for this idea of digital persona and analog privacy. The effect, it is hoped, is for the vinyl to represent a digital question: that this LP summons up a universal sound and an intimate sphere of operations, which is, of course, a continuing dilemma. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Art & photography by Jon Wozencroft.
Cat. number: Tone 39
Year: 2009