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Friday, June 19, 2009

Andrew Bland - Atypical Dimensions (USA 2009)

"Andrew Bland
is a multi-instrumentalist who, with the help of a few friends and a four-track tape recorder, creates atmospheric soundscapes that bridge traditional world instruments with mellow electronica, time-honored folk song structures with modal and polyrhythmic textures, and old-school analog recording procedures with postmodern composition and sampling techniques."
(info from webside)

"Atypical Dimensions" is Andrew's last album, recorded August '08 - March '09 on 4-track analog in Andrew's attic, Seelyville, IN, USA. Again it is very atmospheric music, using a whole range of different instruments, many of them not very common in European or American music (see the collection here). You'll find 18 short soundscapes, most of them under 2 minutes, often rather simple but beautiful collages and compositions, that make for very comfortable, relaxing listening. I hear traces of world music, experimental weird folk as well as krautrock elements and post rock. Quite a fascinating mixture. Recommended!

You may find some of ANDREW BLAND's earlier works, "Zonohedra" and "Paper Fences" here on the blog, or have a visit to:



(And thank you again, Andrew, for sending me a CD copy!)

Short compositions by
ANDREW BLAND - Atypical Dimensions (USA 2009)
A celebration of the inaudible music that emerges from the deep primal silences
between sounds.
{Also the soundtrack for a yet-to-be-made series of Super-8 films
by Stewert McAlpine}
(mp3-zip, 18 tracks, 36 min, artwork incl., 81,4 MB, @ 320)
Get it here or here!
((c) Andrew Bland 2009)

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