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Shiroishi/Tiesenga // Empty Vessels LP

Shiroishi/Tiesenga // Empty Vessels LP

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A collaborative record released in August 2022 by multi-instrumentalists Patrick Shiroishi and Marta Tiesenga from LA, USA, on the Texas experimental/ambient label Full Spectrum.

Includes 4 acoustic drone-free jazz songs recorded in an underground tunnel.Comes with liner notes and DL code.Mastering is handled by the label owner Andrew Weather.Below is a commentary by the label.


A suite of impromptu duets for soprano saxophone reminiscent of the works of Pauline Oliveros and Catherine Christer Hennix, these works were recorded early in the pandemic in an underground tunnel beneath a closed Hot Pot restaurant.

Empty Vessels stands out as an almost architectural sonic document in a way, with the natural reverberation of the tunnel claiming itself as the ensemble's third player.In fact, the space's natural acoustics evoke a palpable sense of isolation and unease.Melodic snippets, screams and breaths melt into long silences, erased in real time, and rebuilt into towering columns of resonance.

It's strange to think that this music was effectively made possible by the pandemic.Had it not been for the long lockdown in California, people would have been coming and going, not to mention the street noise that would have made its way into the recording.

The tunnel has returned to silence as the reverberations of Patrick and Marta's performances are long gone, but what remains is the music that yearns for the underground.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Full Spectrum Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code.

Edition of 300.

Full Spectrum Records:

"Full Spectrum Records returns with the debut collaboration from LA-based multi-instrumentalists Patrick Shiroishi and Marta Tiesenga – 'Empty Vessels.'

Effectively a suite of improvised duets for soprano saxophone that recalls both the leviathan cistern meditations of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band and Catherine Christer Hennix's extended raga drones, these pieces were recorded during the early days of the pandemic in an underground tunnel located beneath a shuttered hot pot restaurant.

'Empty Vessels' stands apart as a remarkable document of almost architectural sound, in a sense, with the natural reverb of the tunnel asserting itself as a third player in the ensemble. Indeed, the natural acoustics of the space evoke a palpable sense of isolation and uneasiness. Fragments of melody, wails, and strained breaths dissolve into extended silences, erasing themselves in real time before being built back up into towering columns of resonance.

It's odd to think that this music was effectively enabled by the pandemic. Without California's extended lockdown, there likely would have been people coming in and out of the area, not to mention street noise seeing into the recording. While the reverberations of Patrick and Marta's performance have long since dissipated and the tunnel has returned to silence, what remains is music that longs to be underground – ever seeking, digging deeper still into the shadows."

Artist : Shiroishi/Tiesenga

Label: Label: Full Spectrum Records 

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A collaborative record released in August 2022 by multi-instrumentalists Patrick Shiroishi and Marta Tiesenga from LA, USA, on the Texas experimental/ambient label Full Spectrum.

Includes 4 acoustic drone-free jazz songs recorded in an underground tunnel.Comes with liner notes and DL code.Mastering is handled by the label owner Andrew Weather.Below is a commentary by the label.


A suite of impromptu duets for soprano saxophone reminiscent of the works of Pauline Oliveros and Catherine Christer Hennix, these works were recorded early in the pandemic in an underground tunnel beneath a closed Hot Pot restaurant.

Empty Vessels stands out as an almost architectural sonic document in a way, with the natural reverberation of the tunnel claiming itself as the ensemble's third player.In fact, the space's natural acoustics evoke a palpable sense of isolation and unease.Melodic snippets, screams and breaths melt into long silences, erased in real time, and rebuilt into towering columns of resonance.

It's strange to think that this music was effectively made possible by the pandemic.Had it not been for the long lockdown in California, people would have been coming and going, not to mention the street noise that would have made its way into the recording.

The tunnel has returned to silence as the reverberations of Patrick and Marta's performances are long gone, but what remains is the music that yearns for the underground.

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Full Spectrum Records releases available at Tobira. 

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

Includes DL code.

Edition of 300.

Full Spectrum Records:

"Full Spectrum Records returns with the debut collaboration from LA-based multi-instrumentalists Patrick Shiroishi and Marta Tiesenga – 'Empty Vessels.'

Effectively a suite of improvised duets for soprano saxophone that recalls both the leviathan cistern meditations of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening Band and Catherine Christer Hennix's extended raga drones, these pieces were recorded during the early days of the pandemic in an underground tunnel located beneath a shuttered hot pot restaurant.

'Empty Vessels' stands apart as a remarkable document of almost architectural sound, in a sense, with the natural reverb of the tunnel asserting itself as a third player in the ensemble. Indeed, the natural acoustics of the space evoke a palpable sense of isolation and uneasiness. Fragments of melody, wails, and strained breaths dissolve into extended silences, erasing themselves in real time before being built back up into towering columns of resonance.

It's odd to think that this music was effectively enabled by the pandemic. Without California's extended lockdown, there likely would have been people coming in and out of the area, not to mention street noise seeing into the recording. While the reverberations of Patrick and Marta's performance have long since dissipated and the tunnel has returned to silence, what remains is music that longs to be underground – ever seeking, digging deeper still into the shadows."

Artist : Shiroishi/Tiesenga

Label: Label: Full Spectrum Records