Andrew Heath // The Alchemist’s Muse

Andrew Heath // The Alchemist’s Muse

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20年以上のキャリアを持ちながらも、これまであまり注目されてこなかった英国アンビエント作家Andrew Heathの2020年9月発表新作CD。アコースティックギターやピアノ、フィールドレコーディングといった素朴なツールで壮大なサウンドスケープを描いています。

Harold Budd / Brian Enoの共作「Pearl」等のオールドスクールアンビエントがお好きな方に是非おすすめしたい作品。

風の強い小高い丘から見下ろす景色のような音楽です。11曲入り、6面パネルデジパック仕様。

 

The Alchemist’s Muse is a process-led body of work that further explores my obsession with minimalism, texture, tone and the detritus that litters our sound field such as radio static or mechanical noises. I use clusters of piano notes and guitar drones against warm layers of electronics and treated field recordings, often manipulating them with various forms of both tape machines and software to create the finished pieces. Building on techniques involving the longer sound recordings I used in previous albums such as ‘Evenfall’ and ‘A Trace of Phosphor’, I have worked here with a more layered palette of sound.

I was also delighted to re-engage with two amazing artists, Bill Howgego adds a sublime bass clarinet to ‘The Alchemist’s Muse’ and the Romanian born poet, Maria Stadnika re-voices her work on a completely new version of ‘The Garden Reveals Itself’.

Recorded at my home in the Cotswolds, England earlier this year just as we all experienced a new silence imposed upon us all and for me, this album has emerged with a sense of calm, tranquility and slowly evolving soundscapes to balance our days.

I leave you to decide who or what are the alchemist and their muse.

artist : Andrew Heath

label : disko gecko

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20年以上のキャリアを持ちながらも、これまであまり注目されてこなかった英国アンビエント作家Andrew Heathの2020年9月発表新作CD。アコースティックギターやピアノ、フィールドレコーディングといった素朴なツールで壮大なサウンドスケープを描いています。

Harold Budd / Brian Enoの共作「Pearl」等のオールドスクールアンビエントがお好きな方に是非おすすめしたい作品。

風の強い小高い丘から見下ろす景色のような音楽です。11曲入り、6面パネルデジパック仕様。

 

The Alchemist’s Muse is a process-led body of work that further explores my obsession with minimalism, texture, tone and the detritus that litters our sound field such as radio static or mechanical noises. I use clusters of piano notes and guitar drones against warm layers of electronics and treated field recordings, often manipulating them with various forms of both tape machines and software to create the finished pieces. Building on techniques involving the longer sound recordings I used in previous albums such as ‘Evenfall’ and ‘A Trace of Phosphor’, I have worked here with a more layered palette of sound.

I was also delighted to re-engage with two amazing artists, Bill Howgego adds a sublime bass clarinet to ‘The Alchemist’s Muse’ and the Romanian born poet, Maria Stadnika re-voices her work on a completely new version of ‘The Garden Reveals Itself’.

Recorded at my home in the Cotswolds, England earlier this year just as we all experienced a new silence imposed upon us all and for me, this album has emerged with a sense of calm, tranquility and slowly evolving soundscapes to balance our days.

I leave you to decide who or what are the alchemist and their muse.

artist : Andrew Heath

label : disko gecko