Friday, May 03, 2019

Iain Chambers - The Eccentric Press [Persistence Of Sound 001 Promo]

To be released via the new label Persistence Of Sound on May 10th, 2k19 is Iain Chambers forthcoming two track album outing "The Eccentric Press" which focuses exclusively on the layering and reprocessing of Field Recordings in a context of commissioned pieces - both created in the year 2016 for Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Germany ("The Eccentric Press / Die Exzenterpresse") and ABC Radio National / Australia ("Maudslay Engine"). Drawing inspiration and sound recordings from a past era of industrialization and huge, mostly non-automated machinery the listener is exposed to a cold, seemingly electroacoustic arrangement of scraping steel, working motors, mechanical settings, sirens, steam machines, squealing structures, ringing signal bells and beyond, bringing forth a haunted, abandoned feel and atmosphere, similar to the chills one might get when strolling through abandoned, decaying factory sites and manufacturing plants, sensing what might be and / or remain after humanity is long gone, falling victim to widespread disease, an apocalyptic nuclear weapons exchange or other fatal cataclysms although the occasional melodic interlude sequences provide a bit of hope at least. And, especially in "Maudslay Engine" a short tribute to lovers of Experimental Tango as well as more Ambient-leaning structures. Check.


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