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Steve Maclean

Ordinary Objects and Other Distractions

Label: ReR Megacorp

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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In this episode, a number of short recordings of household objects and curious instruments become the core thematic material for a range of exquisitely conceived and realised pieces in which the recordings are shaped, stretched, tuned, combined and otherwise manipulated before being folded into a variety of musical structures with additional elements or parts added. Much use is made of rhythms derived from gravity – that is, dropping and bouncing - embedded into microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures. Steve MacLean has been a hard sell in some ways, like Jon Rose, Biota and Bob Drake. But we think that, in the end, quality will out.

Cat. number: ReRSM7
Year: 2016