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Lawrence English / Werner Dafeldecker // Tropic of Capricorn LP [COLOR]

Lawrence English / Werner Dafeldecker // Tropic of Capricorn LP [COLOR]

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This is a collaborative record released by experimental musicians Lawrence English from Australia and Werner Dafeldecker from Austria on the Swiss drone label Hallow Ground in November 2.

Field recordings collected by Lawrence English.Contains two long-form sound collages and dronescapes created by Werner Dafeldecker.. DL code included.It's an orange edition.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Tropic of Capricorn is the second album by Lawrence English and Werner Dafeldecker.Based on field recordings made by the prolific Room 2 owner, the legendary Austrian improviser uses electro-acoustic techniques to Subtly but decisively inflected, these two full-length works blur the lines between sonic ecology and aesthetic intervention, between concrete local sound worlds and transnational art. The works question where nature ends and human perception begins, and at the same time focus on the relationship between us, the listeners, and nature. They deeply disturb and, perhaps, dazzle in the most beautiful of ways. .

English recorded the base material on two different field trips.One is the Pilbara region from the west coast to northern Australia, and the other is the land of the Arrernte people in the central desert. "These are vast spaces, and in some ways they defy the modern civilizational mindset of not listening to the land," says English.When recording the soundscapes, the artist focused on the remnants of failed colonial aspirations. "The buildings and objects that remain from failed ranches and other efforts create their own ominous world of sounds. "Even in the most remote places, the distant drone of industry can be heard. He eventually brought back a document on natural regeneration.

The wealth of sound sources was then passed on to Dafeldecker.By spatializing the recording by applying the transducer to various surfaces such as wood, animal skin, glass, and metal surfaces, and by re-recording parts of the recording, he was able to insert or ratherCreated separate incidents that were caught up in English's recordings.The chirping of birds, the chirping of insects, the sound of rain...if you listen to the environment, you can hear the sounds of life.However, there are also things that I cannot classify no matter how many times I listen to them, and I am unsure whether they are really bird calls, insect sounds, or rain sounds. Tropic of Capricorn invites listeners to listen beyond their preconceptions of how nature is represented in sound, and instead embrace the immediacy of the senses. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Hallow Ground releases available at Tobira. 

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12" orange vinyl. Includes DL code.

Tracklist:

  1. Tropic of Capricorn I 20:00
  2. Tropic of Capricorn II 19:26

Hallow Ground:

" »Tropic of Capricorn« is the second album by Lawrence English and Werner Dafeldecker. Based on field recordings made by the prolific Room40 owner that were subtly but decisively with electroacoustic techniques through the Austria born improv legend, these two long-form pieces blur the lines between acoustic ecology and aesthetic interventions, concrete local sound worlds and boundary-defying art. They put a focus on our relationship with nature as listeners as much as they call into question where nature ends and human perception begins. They are deeply confusing, disorienting Perhaps, in the most beautiful ways.

English recorded the material that form the basis of the duo's Hallow Ground debut on two different field trips. One led him from the Western coast to the Pilbara region in the North of the country called Australia, the other to the central desert into the lands of the Arrernte people. »These are vast spaces, and in some respects they shun contemporary ideas of civilisation which seek not to listen to the country,« says English. When recording the soundscapes, the artist put a focus on the residues of failed colonial aspirations »The buildings and objects that remain from the failed cattle pastures and other endeavors create uneasy sound worlds of their own,« he says of the regions that are also places of extraction, especially the heavily mined Pilbara. »There is a distant drone of industry in even the most remote of places; an unsettled sense of heavy breath on the land.« He brought home a document of natural reclamation in time.

The rich source material was then given to Dafeldecker. Spatialising the recordings with transducers applied to different surfaces such as wood, stretched animal skin, glass, or metal surfaces and also re-recording parts of the recordings, he created discrete events that were inserted into , or rather enmeshed with English's recordings. You'll hear plenty of birdsong, insect noises and the sound of rain during these 39 minutes; the sounds of a life you can tap into if you tune into your environment. But there are also other things , things that are impossible to category even after repeated listens and that call into question whether or not those were really birds, insects, or the sound of rain in the first place. What »Tropic of Capricorn« invites its listeners to listen beyond the preconceived notions of how nature is supposed to be represented in sound and to instead embrace the immediacy of the sensation.
 "

Artist : Lawrence English / Werner Dafeldecker

Label: Hallow Ground

This is a collaborative record released by experimental musicians Lawrence English from Australia and Werner Dafeldecker from Austria on the Swiss drone label Hallow Ground in November 2.

Field recordings collected by Lawrence English.Contains two long-form sound collages and dronescapes created by Werner Dafeldecker.. DL code included.It's an orange edition.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Tropic of Capricorn is the second album by Lawrence English and Werner Dafeldecker.Based on field recordings made by the prolific Room 2 owner, the legendary Austrian improviser uses electro-acoustic techniques to Subtly but decisively inflected, these two full-length works blur the lines between sonic ecology and aesthetic intervention, between concrete local sound worlds and transnational art. The works question where nature ends and human perception begins, and at the same time focus on the relationship between us, the listeners, and nature. They deeply disturb and, perhaps, dazzle in the most beautiful of ways. .

English recorded the base material on two different field trips.One is the Pilbara region from the west coast to northern Australia, and the other is the land of the Arrernte people in the central desert. "These are vast spaces, and in some ways they defy the modern civilizational mindset of not listening to the land," says English.When recording the soundscapes, the artist focused on the remnants of failed colonial aspirations. "The buildings and objects that remain from failed ranches and other efforts create their own ominous world of sounds. "Even in the most remote places, the distant drone of industry can be heard. He eventually brought back a document on natural regeneration.

The wealth of sound sources was then passed on to Dafeldecker.By spatializing the recording by applying the transducer to various surfaces such as wood, animal skin, glass, and metal surfaces, and by re-recording parts of the recording, he was able to insert or ratherCreated separate incidents that were caught up in English's recordings.The chirping of birds, the chirping of insects, the sound of rain...if you listen to the environment, you can hear the sounds of life.However, there are also things that I cannot classify no matter how many times I listen to them, and I am unsure whether they are really bird calls, insect sounds, or rain sounds. Tropic of Capricorn invites listeners to listen beyond their preconceptions of how nature is represented in sound, and instead embrace the immediacy of the senses. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Hallow Ground releases available at Tobira. 

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

12" orange vinyl. Includes DL code.

Tracklist:

  1. Tropic of Capricorn I 20:00
  2. Tropic of Capricorn II 19:26

Hallow Ground:

" »Tropic of Capricorn« is the second album by Lawrence English and Werner Dafeldecker. Based on field recordings made by the prolific Room40 owner that were subtly but decisively with electroacoustic techniques through the Austria born improv legend, these two long-form pieces blur the lines between acoustic ecology and aesthetic interventions, concrete local sound worlds and boundary-defying art. They put a focus on our relationship with nature as listeners as much as they call into question where nature ends and human perception begins. They are deeply confusing, disorienting Perhaps, in the most beautiful ways.

English recorded the material that form the basis of the duo's Hallow Ground debut on two different field trips. One led him from the Western coast to the Pilbara region in the North of the country called Australia, the other to the central desert into the lands of the Arrernte people. »These are vast spaces, and in some respects they shun contemporary ideas of civilisation which seek not to listen to the country,« says English. When recording the soundscapes, the artist put a focus on the residues of failed colonial aspirations »The buildings and objects that remain from the failed cattle pastures and other endeavors create uneasy sound worlds of their own,« he says of the regions that are also places of extraction, especially the heavily mined Pilbara. »There is a distant drone of industry in even the most remote of places; an unsettled sense of heavy breath on the land.« He brought home a document of natural reclamation in time.

The rich source material was then given to Dafeldecker. Spatialising the recordings with transducers applied to different surfaces such as wood, stretched animal skin, glass, or metal surfaces and also re-recording parts of the recordings, he created discrete events that were inserted into , or rather enmeshed with English's recordings. You'll hear plenty of birdsong, insect noises and the sound of rain during these 39 minutes; the sounds of a life you can tap into if you tune into your environment. But there are also other things , things that are impossible to category even after repeated listens and that call into question whether or not those were really birds, insects, or the sound of rain in the first place. What »Tropic of Capricorn« invites its listeners to listen beyond the preconceived notions of how nature is supposed to be represented in sound and to instead embrace the immediacy of the sensation.
 "

Artist : Lawrence English / Werner Dafeldecker

Label: Hallow Ground