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MA Tiesenga // Heavy Earth TAPE

MA Tiesenga // Heavy Earth TAPE

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MA Tiesenga, an ambient artist from Chicago, USAis a limited edition of 2024 cassettes released in April 3 by Leaving Records, a long-established all-genre label in LA.

Contains two long-form neoclassical ambient drone songs, approximately 2 hour.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Leaving Records / Stones Throw releases available at Tobira. 

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Ask us for digital files. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 150. 

tracklist:

  1. Vik/Wyoming 28:59
  2. Transubstance 29:02

Emmett Shoemaker :

"[...] Side A, “Transubstance,” is a solo piece performed on a century-old pump organ. A meditation on a near drowning experience, “Transubstance” swells and recedes, rolling forward interminably—indeed, like some murky, chthonic wave. Its genesis is immediately legible to anyone who has been existentially humbled by water. The curious elasticity of time. The way that light dances across the surface above. The simultaneous sense of being held and rendered null.

Side B, “Vík / Wyoming,” is an evolution/recomposition of a pre-existing composition “Vík,” a full orchestral piece written during Tiesenga's MFA studies. Consisting of layered recordings of “Vïk”— including those conducted during rehearsals and the premiere performance — with the addition of ample field recordings, “Vík / Wyoming” is a psychogeographic collage of two vast, seemingly disparate landscapes: Vík í Mýrdal, a remote village on Iceland's southern coast, and the rolling hills of Wyoming (A photograph of which serves as Heavy Earth's cover art.) Though worlds apart, these locales share an expansive, at times desolate sublimity. As with “Transubstance,” one intuits in “Vík / Wyoming'' the scope, beauty, and indifference of the so- called “natural world.”

Neatly symmetrical in length, the two songs function as a sort of alchemical/fractal inquiry. The first, a private, spontaneous emanation of a deeply embodied experience. The second, an orchestrated communal effort informed by the overwhelm of environmental stimuli. Both navigating ( and reveling in) the tension between composition and live performance. Though the results may be harrowing, as they often are on Heavy Earth, Tiesenga's studied attention to form, detail, and recursion—equally evident in their graphic work—serves as a balm, a fleeting antidote to the white noise in which we are all presently inundated."

Artist: MA Tiesenga

Label: Leaving Records

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MA Tiesenga, an ambient artist from Chicago, USAis a limited edition of 2024 cassettes released in April 3 by Leaving Records, a long-established all-genre label in LA.

Contains two long-form neoclassical ambient drone songs, approximately 2 hour.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Leaving Records / Stones Throw releases available at Tobira. 

---------------------------

Ask us for digital files. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 150. 

tracklist:

  1. Vik/Wyoming 28:59
  2. Transubstance 29:02

Emmett Shoemaker :

"[...] Side A, “Transubstance,” is a solo piece performed on a century-old pump organ. A meditation on a near drowning experience, “Transubstance” swells and recedes, rolling forward interminably—indeed, like some murky, chthonic wave. Its genesis is immediately legible to anyone who has been existentially humbled by water. The curious elasticity of time. The way that light dances across the surface above. The simultaneous sense of being held and rendered null.

Side B, “Vík / Wyoming,” is an evolution/recomposition of a pre-existing composition “Vík,” a full orchestral piece written during Tiesenga's MFA studies. Consisting of layered recordings of “Vïk”— including those conducted during rehearsals and the premiere performance — with the addition of ample field recordings, “Vík / Wyoming” is a psychogeographic collage of two vast, seemingly disparate landscapes: Vík í Mýrdal, a remote village on Iceland's southern coast, and the rolling hills of Wyoming (A photograph of which serves as Heavy Earth's cover art.) Though worlds apart, these locales share an expansive, at times desolate sublimity. As with “Transubstance,” one intuits in “Vík / Wyoming'' the scope, beauty, and indifference of the so- called “natural world.”

Neatly symmetrical in length, the two songs function as a sort of alchemical/fractal inquiry. The first, a private, spontaneous emanation of a deeply embodied experience. The second, an orchestrated communal effort informed by the overwhelm of environmental stimuli. Both navigating ( and reveling in) the tension between composition and live performance. Though the results may be harrowing, as they often are on Heavy Earth, Tiesenga's studied attention to form, detail, and recursion—equally evident in their graphic work—serves as a balm, a fleeting antidote to the white noise in which we are all presently inundated."

Artist: MA Tiesenga

Label: Leaving Records