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Aria Rostami // Acra TAPE

Aria Rostami // Acra TAPE

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※アートワークが異なります

過去にDirk EntriesやGeographic North、Glacial Movementsなどから発表してきたNYのアンビエント作家Aria Rostamiが、2021年1月に自主リリースしたカセットを本邦初入荷しました。

叙情アンビエントからバレアリック、ジャズまで表情豊かな11曲を収録。マスタリングはSean McCannが担当。100部限定、既に廃盤。彼の作品4作分のDLコードをお付けします。

 

The multi-instrumentalist and producer, who has previously released on Geographic North, Glacial Movements, Dark Entries and Spring Theory, has said that his 10th LP, ‘Acra’, is a wholly new direction musically that focuses on piano, flute and guitar compositions while implementing more familiar aspects such as electronics and ambient textures.

‘My fiancé and I were going to get married on June 12th 2020 but our plans, as well as everything else in the world, were turned upside down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. We planned a small road trip for ourselves within New York State and Massachusetts that weekend instead. The trip included a stop in Acra, New York, where we stayed by the forest, went to the watering hole because the trails were closed down and spent the first night watching ‘Silence of the Lambs’. We had a mock ceremony on a friend’s porch in Boston and spent a lot of time on the road listening to music. We listened to a lot of acoustic music, especially songs with guitar. It had been a few years since I owned a guitar and I started getting an itch to play one again. I bought a classical guitar as well as a handful of different flutes when we got back to Brooklyn. ‘Acra’ is the sounds and feelings of that faux Honeymoon – the title track itself is a response to Jessica Pratt’s album ‘Quiet Signs’ which my fiancé played for me for the first time on this trip. I recorded the songs at home while we were quarantining – you can hear my fiancé quietly in the background on some tracks as she opens and closes cupboards or walks around – artifacts of our lives in quarantine. The hiss on the tracks, the scratches on the guitar and various room noises were left in to keep the intimacy of the place and time in my life.’

Rostami takes time and leaves a lot of space on most songs which are departures from his rich electronic productions. Combining both polished piano and guitar playing with amateur and rough flute performances, the songs grate against themselves, sometimes offering lucid moments and sometimes hinting at a composition lost in a dream. The limited run of 100 cassettes all have individually hand marbled O-Cards as well as hand stamped J-Cards with a photo of the forests of Acra taken by Rostami in gold ink and an alternate cover of a goat moth in white ink.
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artist : Aria Rostami 

label : self-released

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※アートワークが異なります

過去にDirk EntriesやGeographic North、Glacial Movementsなどから発表してきたNYのアンビエント作家Aria Rostamiが、2021年1月に自主リリースしたカセットを本邦初入荷しました。

叙情アンビエントからバレアリック、ジャズまで表情豊かな11曲を収録。マスタリングはSean McCannが担当。100部限定、既に廃盤。彼の作品4作分のDLコードをお付けします。

 

The multi-instrumentalist and producer, who has previously released on Geographic North, Glacial Movements, Dark Entries and Spring Theory, has said that his 10th LP, ‘Acra’, is a wholly new direction musically that focuses on piano, flute and guitar compositions while implementing more familiar aspects such as electronics and ambient textures.

‘My fiancé and I were going to get married on June 12th 2020 but our plans, as well as everything else in the world, were turned upside down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. We planned a small road trip for ourselves within New York State and Massachusetts that weekend instead. The trip included a stop in Acra, New York, where we stayed by the forest, went to the watering hole because the trails were closed down and spent the first night watching ‘Silence of the Lambs’. We had a mock ceremony on a friend’s porch in Boston and spent a lot of time on the road listening to music. We listened to a lot of acoustic music, especially songs with guitar. It had been a few years since I owned a guitar and I started getting an itch to play one again. I bought a classical guitar as well as a handful of different flutes when we got back to Brooklyn. ‘Acra’ is the sounds and feelings of that faux Honeymoon – the title track itself is a response to Jessica Pratt’s album ‘Quiet Signs’ which my fiancé played for me for the first time on this trip. I recorded the songs at home while we were quarantining – you can hear my fiancé quietly in the background on some tracks as she opens and closes cupboards or walks around – artifacts of our lives in quarantine. The hiss on the tracks, the scratches on the guitar and various room noises were left in to keep the intimacy of the place and time in my life.’

Rostami takes time and leaves a lot of space on most songs which are departures from his rich electronic productions. Combining both polished piano and guitar playing with amateur and rough flute performances, the songs grate against themselves, sometimes offering lucid moments and sometimes hinting at a composition lost in a dream. The limited run of 100 cassettes all have individually hand marbled O-Cards as well as hand stamped J-Cards with a photo of the forests of Acra taken by Rostami in gold ink and an alternate cover of a goat moth in white ink.
 ”

artist : Aria Rostami 

label : self-released