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artist:

Loscil

title:

Sea Island

catalog #:

krank191

formats available:

CD/2xLP

Release Date:

november 17, 2014


Sea Island is a collection of new material composed and recorded over the past two years. While many of these compositions were performed live extensively prior to recording, others were constructed in the studio and are being heard for the first time here. Musically, the album represents a range of compositional approaches. Murky, densely textured depths of sound are explored with subtle pulses and pings woven within, contrasted with composed or improvised moments of acoustic instrumentation making a move into the foreground. Certain tracks on Sea Island such as album opener Ahull make rhythm their focus by exploring subtle polyrhythms and investigating colliding moments of repetition and variation.

Though staunchly electronic at its core, instruments such as vibraphone and piano make appearances, and layers of live musicality, improvisation and detail appear in the looped and layered beds of manipulated sound recordings. A varied cast of players appear in the loscil “ensemble”, some familiar collaborators from the past such as Jason Zumpano on rhodes and Josh Lindstrom on vibraphone, and others new to the mix such as Fieldhead's Elaine Reynolds who provides layered violin on Catalina 1943, and Ashley Pitre contributing vocals on Bleeding Ink. Seattle pianist Kelly Wyse, who collaborated with loscil on his 2013 edition of piano-centric reworks Intervalo, performs on the tracks Sea Island Murders and En Masse.

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KRANK 191

Loscil

Sea Island

CD

KRANK 191

Loscil

Sea Island

2xLP

Songs:

  1. Ahull
  2. In Threes
  3. Bleeding Ink
  4. Sea Island Murders
  5. Iona
  6. Holding Pattern
  7. Catalina 1943
  8. Angle of Loll
  9. Sturgeon Bank
  10. En Masse
  11. Angle of List