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Shoeb Ahmad // Breather Loops Tape

Shoeb Ahmad // Breather Loops Tape

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Australian ambient writer Shoeb Ahmad released a limited edition of 2022 cassettes from Atlantic Rhythm in February 2.Below is a commentary by the label.

Shoeb Ahmad invented the Breather project during the peak blockade of the Australian continent.Ruminating the dry season, which was hit by a devastating wildfire, Ahmad began writing the album "A Body Full Of Tears."Faced with isolation, environmental destruction and pandemic trauma, Ahmad decided to continue his quest and began to create space for long-term meditative composition.The space was also important to handle the new closed reality of working from his home and having two children with remote learning.

Ahmad held this new mediation, the Breather Session, during the day and streamed it live.Breather's concept went down a bit as life began to return to "normal," with children returning to school and Ahmad returning to the office. At the end of 2020, she received a grant to cover the loss of income from live performances in return for producing works under the Breather concept.This time, I was playing with the idea of ​​making a short piece that could be played as an infinite loop, using a simple 10-second video around her, rather than a long piece.

Collecting these loops can be randomly inserted into your playlist to give you a never-ending feel.These works make use of a palette of sounds recorded in many past projects over the years, but they have changed shape and distorted into new shapes, many of which are unfamiliar to artists who played with Ahmad. did.By sticking to the aesthetics of ambient wallpaper, it was a discipline training to constantly free us from the uncertainties that are alive today. 

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Atlantic Rhythms releases available at Tobira.

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Edition of 100.

Atlantic Rhythms:

"Shoeb Ahmad conceived of the Breather project during peak lockdown on the Australian continent. Ruminating on a dry season marred by devastating bushfires led Ahmad to start writing the A Body Full Of Tears album. Plunged into isolation and confronting the trauma of environmental degradation and pandemic realities , Ahmad decided to continue exploring and started to create a space for long-form, meditative compositions. That space was also important for processing the new, lockdown realities of working from home and wrangling two homeschooled children.

Ahmad performed these new mediations, the Breather sessions, in the middle of the day and live-streamed them so people could tune in and meditate and reflect along with the music while they had lunch, read a book, or work. As life started to go back to “normal” – the kids were back in school and Ahmad was back in the office – the Breather concept died down for a bit. In late 2020, she was given a grant that covered lost income from live performance in return for creating This time rather than do something durational, Ahmad played with the idea of ​​using simple 10-second videos from her surroundings creating shorter works that could play as infinite loops.

These loops, when collected together, could be randomized to dovetail in and out of a playlist with a sense of endlessness. These works drew on a sound palette recorded for many previous projects over the years but reshaped and contorted into new forms, many unfamiliar with It was an exercise in restraint – adhering to an ambient wallpaper aesthetic for continual respite from the uncertainty we currently live within. "

Artist: Shoeb Ahmad

Label: Atlantic Rhythms 

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Australian ambient writer Shoeb Ahmad released a limited edition of 2022 cassettes from Atlantic Rhythm in February 2.Below is a commentary by the label.

Shoeb Ahmad invented the Breather project during the peak blockade of the Australian continent.Ruminating the dry season, which was hit by a devastating wildfire, Ahmad began writing the album "A Body Full Of Tears."Faced with isolation, environmental destruction and pandemic trauma, Ahmad decided to continue his quest and began to create space for long-term meditative composition.The space was also important to handle the new closed reality of working from his home and having two children with remote learning.

Ahmad held this new mediation, the Breather Session, during the day and streamed it live.Breather's concept went down a bit as life began to return to "normal," with children returning to school and Ahmad returning to the office. At the end of 2020, she received a grant to cover the loss of income from live performances in return for producing works under the Breather concept.This time, I was playing with the idea of ​​making a short piece that could be played as an infinite loop, using a simple 10-second video around her, rather than a long piece.

Collecting these loops can be randomly inserted into your playlist to give you a never-ending feel.These works make use of a palette of sounds recorded in many past projects over the years, but they have changed shape and distorted into new shapes, many of which are unfamiliar to artists who played with Ahmad. did.By sticking to the aesthetics of ambient wallpaper, it was a discipline training to constantly free us from the uncertainties that are alive today. 

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Atlantic Rhythms releases available at Tobira.

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Edition of 100.

Atlantic Rhythms:

"Shoeb Ahmad conceived of the Breather project during peak lockdown on the Australian continent. Ruminating on a dry season marred by devastating bushfires led Ahmad to start writing the A Body Full Of Tears album. Plunged into isolation and confronting the trauma of environmental degradation and pandemic realities , Ahmad decided to continue exploring and started to create a space for long-form, meditative compositions. That space was also important for processing the new, lockdown realities of working from home and wrangling two homeschooled children.

Ahmad performed these new mediations, the Breather sessions, in the middle of the day and live-streamed them so people could tune in and meditate and reflect along with the music while they had lunch, read a book, or work. As life started to go back to “normal” – the kids were back in school and Ahmad was back in the office – the Breather concept died down for a bit. In late 2020, she was given a grant that covered lost income from live performance in return for creating This time rather than do something durational, Ahmad played with the idea of ​​using simple 10-second videos from her surroundings creating shorter works that could play as infinite loops.

These loops, when collected together, could be randomized to dovetail in and out of a playlist with a sense of endlessness. These works drew on a sound palette recorded for many previous projects over the years but reshaped and contorted into new forms, many unfamiliar with It was an exercise in restraint – adhering to an ambient wallpaper aesthetic for continual respite from the uncertainty we currently live within. "

Artist: Shoeb Ahmad

Label: Atlantic Rhythms