*200 copies limited edition* Bill Seaman, Tim Diagram and Stephen Spera talked about making music together during the composing of the Architectures of Light album which Tim released on his Handstitched imprint. Over the course of a few months this evolved into the new LAAPS album — "The World Was Turning Before" which focuses on a balance of sound making and collecting processes explored individually as well as between the three. The network of images of sonic imagination started forming into musical sketches— organic live pieces and soundscapes were slowly formed into delicately flowing musical collages. There is a beautiful subtlety of layering here, where images dissolve one into the other forming textures and shifting visions, as well as lovely minimal tonal gestures. This collaged tapestry forms from slightly different sources in each work, giving the album a rich diversity of sound perspectives, yet forms a strong cohesive whole.
Seaman: Piano, Ebow Guitar, Analogue synth, DX7, non-location recordings, micro-rhythms, sample arrangements, glass harmonica samples, drones
Diagram: Guitar, Synth, location recordings, noise drones, sample arrangements
Spera: Synth, Vocal Arrangements, Location recordings, Wollensak reel-to reel, CB Radio, sample arrangements, Historical Vocal Recordings.
Voice samples sung by Tamalyn Miller