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Michael Atherton // Windshift LP

Michael Atherton // Windshift LP

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This is a reissue record released by Michael Atherton, a musician/educator from Sydney, Australia, on the British experimental label Infinite Expanse in November 2023. (Originally released in 11)

Spiritual jazz ~Ambient folk~ that makes full use of ethnic instruments such as the hurdy gurdy, didgeridoo, jaw harp, and kulintangnew ageContains 14 Strange Beats songs. DL cord and insert included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Author, composer, and educator from Sydney, Australia. Born in Liverpool, England, to Welsh-Irish and German parents, the family immigrated to Australia in 1965. They moved to the suburb of La Pérouse, where they became multicultural. He grew up in a mixed community, fostering friendships with indigenous people and Iberian immigrants. His formative experiences as an immigrant and his curiosity about not only notated music but also vernacular music led him to formally study music. From a self-taught guitarist to an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Michael's recording career spans a variety of genres and styles.Early Music Group He is a member of the Renaissance Players, the pioneering cross-cultural folk group Scirocco, and the innovative ethno-classical ensemble Southern Crossings.

In 1990, he moved beyond his previous musical endeavors, leaving Australia and releasing ``Windshift'', which utilized resources from Asia-Pacific and Europe.Michael plays an impressive array of instruments, including didgeridoo, hurdy-gurdy, culintang, sarong, and jaw harp, and uses samplers, synths, and modulation effects to add intense color to his recordings.Recently remastered by fellow Australian-based musician and engineer Mikey Young and visually reimagined by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Johnson, 'Windshift' has been re-released by Infinite Expanse. First reissue on record. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Infinite Expanse releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

A1 Moonrise 4:46
A2 Chasm 4:03
A3 The Kite 2:22
A4 Logtalk 2:34
A5 Sunshower 4:36
A6 Spirithouse 3:20
A7 Windmill 2:18
A8 After The Rain 6:01
B1 Soaring 2:44
B2 Passage 1:58
B3 Waterfall 3:54
B4 Zephyr 5:23
B5 Whispers 3:39
B6 Initiation 5:46

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Infinite Expanse:

"Michael Atherton is a writer, composer and educator from Sydney, Australia. Originally born in Liverpool, England, to Welsh-Irish and German parents, his family later migrated to Australia in 1965. Moving to the suburbs in La Perouse, he grew up in a mixed, multicultural community, where he fostered friendships with existing indigenous members and Iberian migrants. His formative migrant experience and his curiosity about vernacular, as well as notated music, led him to study music explicitly where he was attracted to ethnomusicology. From a self -taught guitarist to an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Michael's recorded output spans many different genres and styles – he was a member of the Renaissance Players, an early music group; Sirocco, a pioneering cross-cultural folk group; and Southern Crossings, an innovative ethno-classical ensemble.

By 1990, he had moved beyond his earlier musical endeavors, and away from Australia, with 'Windshift' seeing him draw on resources from the Asia-Pacific and Europe. With an impressive arsenal of instruments, such as the didjeridu, hurdy gurdy, kulintang , saron and jaw harp, to name but a few, Michael adds intense color to the recordings using samplers, synths and modulating effects. Recently remastered by fellow Australian-based musician and engineer, Mikey Young, and visually re-imagined by Glasgow-based artist, Jamie Johnson, 'Windshift' is now presented once again by Infinite Expanse with a first-time reissue on vinyl."

Artist: Michael Atherton

Label: Infinite Expanse

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This is a reissue record released by Michael Atherton, a musician/educator from Sydney, Australia, on the British experimental label Infinite Expanse in November 2023. (Originally released in 11)

Spiritual jazz ~Ambient folk~ that makes full use of ethnic instruments such as the hurdy gurdy, didgeridoo, jaw harp, and kulintangnew ageContains 14 Strange Beats songs. DL cord and insert included.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Author, composer, and educator from Sydney, Australia. Born in Liverpool, England, to Welsh-Irish and German parents, the family immigrated to Australia in 1965. They moved to the suburb of La Pérouse, where they became multicultural. He grew up in a mixed community, fostering friendships with indigenous people and Iberian immigrants. His formative experiences as an immigrant and his curiosity about not only notated music but also vernacular music led him to formally study music. From a self-taught guitarist to an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Michael's recording career spans a variety of genres and styles.Early Music Group He is a member of the Renaissance Players, the pioneering cross-cultural folk group Scirocco, and the innovative ethno-classical ensemble Southern Crossings.

In 1990, he moved beyond his previous musical endeavors, leaving Australia and releasing ``Windshift'', which utilized resources from Asia-Pacific and Europe.Michael plays an impressive array of instruments, including didgeridoo, hurdy-gurdy, culintang, sarong, and jaw harp, and uses samplers, synths, and modulation effects to add intense color to his recordings.Recently remastered by fellow Australian-based musician and engineer Mikey Young and visually reimagined by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Johnson, 'Windshift' has been re-released by Infinite Expanse. First reissue on record. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Infinite Expanse releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

A1 Moonrise 4:46
A2 Chasm 4:03
A3 The Kite 2:22
A4 Logtalk 2:34
A5 Sunshower 4:36
A6 Spirithouse 3:20
A7 Windmill 2:18
A8 After The Rain 6:01
B1 Soaring 2:44
B2 Passage 1:58
B3 Waterfall 3:54
B4 Zephyr 5:23
B5 Whispers 3:39
B6 Initiation 5:46

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Infinite Expanse:

"Michael Atherton is a writer, composer and educator from Sydney, Australia. Originally born in Liverpool, England, to Welsh-Irish and German parents, his family later migrated to Australia in 1965. Moving to the suburbs in La Perouse, he grew up in a mixed, multicultural community, where he fostered friendships with existing indigenous members and Iberian migrants. His formative migrant experience and his curiosity about vernacular, as well as notated music, led him to study music explicitly where he was attracted to ethnomusicology. From a self -taught guitarist to an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Michael's recorded output spans many different genres and styles – he was a member of the Renaissance Players, an early music group; Sirocco, a pioneering cross-cultural folk group; and Southern Crossings, an innovative ethno-classical ensemble.

By 1990, he had moved beyond his earlier musical endeavors, and away from Australia, with 'Windshift' seeing him draw on resources from the Asia-Pacific and Europe. With an impressive arsenal of instruments, such as the didjeridu, hurdy gurdy, kulintang , saron and jaw harp, to name but a few, Michael adds intense color to the recordings using samplers, synths and modulating effects. Recently remastered by fellow Australian-based musician and engineer, Mikey Young, and visually re-imagined by Glasgow-based artist, Jamie Johnson, 'Windshift' is now presented once again by Infinite Expanse with a first-time reissue on vinyl."

Artist: Michael Atherton

Label: Infinite Expanse