Thursday, May 20, 2010

[RB 083] Off Land - Anniversary EP 2010

Off Land - Anniversary EP
Label: Resting Bell
Catalog#: RB083
Format: 7 x File, MP3, 192 kbps
Country: Germany
Released: 18 May 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental, Ambient
Artwork By [Image], Guitar - Ben Dwyer
Artwork By, Written-By, Recorded By - Off Land
French Horn - Eric Damashek
Recorded By [Field Recordings] - Marc Damashek

1 Arrival 1:18
2 Practice 4:18
3 Ceremony, Part 1 2:02
4 Streams 1:37
5 Ascent 5:20
6 Of Height 3:34
7 Ceremony, Part 2 4:20

Similar to my previous release, Commute, which was an exercise in revisiting a past experience, the Anniversary ep is an exercise in revisiting a moment of time. Parts of my wedding were documented with field recordings. This included pre-ceremony unpacking / chatter / music, post-ceremony celebration / music, and a hike up a mountain. This material became the album’s skeleton. The guitar and French Horn were exstracted from the original field recordings.

I decided to honor the original rural conditions for playing music at my wedding and record the release with acoustic instruments only. The result is a group of dusty organic pieces that sonically represent a mountainous hike in mist and the day’s memories, as far as weather conditions will let you go. A french horn bellows and the distance on an early May day in northern New Hampshire.

<a href="">Arrival by Off Land</a>

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