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Lia Kohl // Too Small to be a Plain LP

Lia Kohl // Too Small to be a Plain LP

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Lia Kohl, cellist from Chicago, USAIs a reissue debut record released in August 2023 from the ambient label Florabelle in the same country with a limited edition of 8 copies. (originally released on cassette in 200)

Contains 6 songs from ambient to neo-classical ambient using cello, synth, radio, and field recordings. Comes with DL code and insert.

Mastered by Taylor Deupree.

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

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Includes DL code. Edition of 200. Includes double sided color insert.

Tracklist:

  1. First Picture of the Weather Pattern 03:47
  2. "Join me, everybody" 06:16
  3. Moon Bean 08:25
  4. "Too small to be a plane" 06:09
  5. Second Picture of the Same Weather Pattern 03:34
  6. "Delivered back to you, over and over again" 05:23

Florabelle: 

"Florabelle welcomes its first reissue--the debut album of cellist, composer, and sound artist Lia Kohl, Too Small to be a Plain. Originally released on cassette last year by Shinkoyo/Artist Pool, this vinyl edition features completely remastered audio by Taylor Deupree and expanded artwork courtesy of the artist herself. The exceptional approach Lia exhibits so confidently on The Ceiling Reposes, her acclaimed LP from earlier this year, was already in sharp focus here; it's a privilege to collaborate with her on this release.

What makes Too Small to be a Plain so successful are its inviting juxtapositions. Here is a series of compositions grounded in improvisations, thoughtfully culled and layered with an openhearted embrace of happy accidents. Just as her dexterity as a cellist is evident on "'Join me, everybody'," equally so is her interest in the din outside her window. Elsewhere on "Second Picture of the Same Weather Pattern," richly resonant acoustic figures share space with the sparkler static of radio transmissions. "Moon Bean,"--the album's glowing centerpiece--suggests that very glow could be coming from something beyond our skies or, conversely, held within our hands. Despite Lia having performed and recorded all of the work herself, the album is guided by her years of collaboration with dozens of others and the final product is clearly the work of someone who listens with curiosity and empathy. Listen closely and those same qualities may arise in you, too, reframing the space you occupy.

If you're new to Lia's work, Too Small to be a Plain is an ideal starting point. also a contributor to albums by Makaya McCraven, claire rousay, Circuit des Yeux, and Steve Hauschildt, among others.) If you're familiar with The Ceiling Reposes, the cabinet of curiosities on display there grounds this music, too-- here with an arguably more modest or tender sensibility. Regardless of how you come to this album--you're here! That's the important thing. Do stay awhile and listen.
 "

Artist : Lia Kohl

Label: Florabelle

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Lia Kohl, cellist from Chicago, USAIs a reissue debut record released in August 2023 from the ambient label Florabelle in the same country with a limited edition of 8 copies. (originally released on cassette in 200)

Contains 6 songs from ambient to neo-classical ambient using cello, synth, radio, and field recordings. Comes with DL code and insert.

Mastered by Taylor Deupree.

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

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

Includes DL code. Edition of 200. Includes double sided color insert.

Tracklist:

  1. First Picture of the Weather Pattern 03:47
  2. "Join me, everybody" 06:16
  3. Moon Bean 08:25
  4. "Too small to be a plane" 06:09
  5. Second Picture of the Same Weather Pattern 03:34
  6. "Delivered back to you, over and over again" 05:23

Florabelle: 

"Florabelle welcomes its first reissue--the debut album of cellist, composer, and sound artist Lia Kohl, Too Small to be a Plain. Originally released on cassette last year by Shinkoyo/Artist Pool, this vinyl edition features completely remastered audio by Taylor Deupree and expanded artwork courtesy of the artist herself. The exceptional approach Lia exhibits so confidently on The Ceiling Reposes, her acclaimed LP from earlier this year, was already in sharp focus here; it's a privilege to collaborate with her on this release.

What makes Too Small to be a Plain so successful are its inviting juxtapositions. Here is a series of compositions grounded in improvisations, thoughtfully culled and layered with an openhearted embrace of happy accidents. Just as her dexterity as a cellist is evident on "'Join me, everybody'," equally so is her interest in the din outside her window. Elsewhere on "Second Picture of the Same Weather Pattern," richly resonant acoustic figures share space with the sparkler static of radio transmissions. "Moon Bean,"--the album's glowing centerpiece--suggests that very glow could be coming from something beyond our skies or, conversely, held within our hands. Despite Lia having performed and recorded all of the work herself, the album is guided by her years of collaboration with dozens of others and the final product is clearly the work of someone who listens with curiosity and empathy. Listen closely and those same qualities may arise in you, too, reframing the space you occupy.

If you're new to Lia's work, Too Small to be a Plain is an ideal starting point. also a contributor to albums by Makaya McCraven, claire rousay, Circuit des Yeux, and Steve Hauschildt, among others.) If you're familiar with The Ceiling Reposes, the cabinet of curiosities on display there grounds this music, too-- here with an arguably more modest or tender sensibility. Regardless of how you come to this album--you're here! That's the important thing. Do stay awhile and listen.
 "

Artist : Lia Kohl

Label: Florabelle