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Michael Scott Dawson // Music For Listening LP [COLOR]

Michael Scott Dawson // Music For Listening LP [COLOR]

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A record released by Canadian ambient writer Michael Scott Dawson in May 2022 from Toronto's all-genre label We Are Busy Bodies, limited to 4 copies.

Contains 12 songs with gentle ambient and ambient drones by electric guitar, piano, and field recordings. Comes with DL code.It's a white board.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"This album consists of 12 ambient pieces for guitar. It follows 2020's debut Nowhere, Middle Of and is built around generative synths. The same thing. I don't want to repeat myself, Dawson completely abandons the synthesizer as the main instrument on Music For Listening, and as a result the guitar songs lean heavily towards tape loops and manipulations, accompanied by field recordings and understated piano elements. The music sits at the crossroads of composition, improvisation and chance, with patiently simple melodies appearing and repeating like mantras throughout the album.

Dawson's inspiration came from a phone call with her 95-year-old grandmother.Her grandmother shared her observations of birds outside her window, as Dawson had done since childhood.As soon as he hung up the phone, he wanted to dig up the recordings he had made earlier that summer when he visited his family.These fragments were originally intended to be part of an album of Prairie Bird Songs.He roamed the pastures and farmlands on the outskirts of his hometown where he lived during his childhood and recorded his voice.It's a field recording in the truest sense.However, Dawson abandoned the project.The reason for this is the hissing and crackling sounds of mosquitoes and insects swarming the microphone.But listening back to it many years after that call, he was struck by the similarity of these recordings to the music he would compose.While the field recordings were playing, he wanted to pick up his guitar and play. In that moment, Dawson turned away from his previous album obsession and turned to Music For Listening. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more We Are Busy Bodies releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. Edition of 300. 12" opaque bone colored vinyl.

We Are Busy Bodies:

"Music For Listening, the sophomore album by Michael Scott Dawson, arrives April 8 via We Are Busy Bodies.

The album is comprised of twelve ambient works for guitar. It follows his 2020 debut Nowhere, Middle Of which was built around generative synths. Not wanting to repeat himself, Dawson entirely abandoned the synthesizer, his primary instrument, on Music For Listening. guitar pieces lean heavily on tape loops and manipulations, and are accompanied by field recordings and spare piano elements. This music rests at the intersection of composition, improvisation, and chance, with patient and simple melodies emerging and recurring across the album like mantras.

Dawson's inspiration grew from a phone call to his 95-year-old grandmother. As they talked, she shared observations about the birds outside her window, just as she'd done since he was a child. Upon hanging up the phone, he felt compelled to dig out recordings he'd made some summers before, while visiting family. These fragments were initially intended to be part of an album of prairie birdsong: he'd trekked through pastures and farmland on the outskirts of his childhood hometown to capture the audio. Field recordings in the truest sense. because the raw audio was densely populated with the hiss and crackle of mosquitoes and insects swarming the microphones: but listening back, after that phone call and after many years, he was struck by the similarities between these recordings and the music he would come to compose While the audio played, he found himself compelled to pick up a guitar and tinker along. Dawson's commitment to the follow-up album he'd been deep into creating in that moment, and he switched course to begin crafting Music For Listening. "

Find Yourself Lost features excerpts of pedal steel by Ettiene Soulodre, flugelhorn by Dalton Lam, additional guitars by Bryce Lewis, dobro by Aaron Kapinka, and baritone guitar by Gage McGuire. line dancing."

Artist: Michael Scott Dawson

Label: We Are Busy Bodies

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A record released by Canadian ambient writer Michael Scott Dawson in May 2022 from Toronto's all-genre label We Are Busy Bodies, limited to 4 copies.

Contains 12 songs with gentle ambient and ambient drones by electric guitar, piano, and field recordings. Comes with DL code.It's a white board.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"This album consists of 12 ambient pieces for guitar. It follows 2020's debut Nowhere, Middle Of and is built around generative synths. The same thing. I don't want to repeat myself, Dawson completely abandons the synthesizer as the main instrument on Music For Listening, and as a result the guitar songs lean heavily towards tape loops and manipulations, accompanied by field recordings and understated piano elements. The music sits at the crossroads of composition, improvisation and chance, with patiently simple melodies appearing and repeating like mantras throughout the album.

Dawson's inspiration came from a phone call with her 95-year-old grandmother.Her grandmother shared her observations of birds outside her window, as Dawson had done since childhood.As soon as he hung up the phone, he wanted to dig up the recordings he had made earlier that summer when he visited his family.These fragments were originally intended to be part of an album of Prairie Bird Songs.He roamed the pastures and farmlands on the outskirts of his hometown where he lived during his childhood and recorded his voice.It's a field recording in the truest sense.However, Dawson abandoned the project.The reason for this is the hissing and crackling sounds of mosquitoes and insects swarming the microphone.But listening back to it many years after that call, he was struck by the similarity of these recordings to the music he would compose.While the field recordings were playing, he wanted to pick up his guitar and play. In that moment, Dawson turned away from his previous album obsession and turned to Music For Listening. "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more We Are Busy Bodies releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. Edition of 300. 12" opaque bone colored vinyl.

We Are Busy Bodies:

"Music For Listening, the sophomore album by Michael Scott Dawson, arrives April 8 via We Are Busy Bodies.

The album is comprised of twelve ambient works for guitar. It follows his 2020 debut Nowhere, Middle Of which was built around generative synths. Not wanting to repeat himself, Dawson entirely abandoned the synthesizer, his primary instrument, on Music For Listening. guitar pieces lean heavily on tape loops and manipulations, and are accompanied by field recordings and spare piano elements. This music rests at the intersection of composition, improvisation, and chance, with patient and simple melodies emerging and recurring across the album like mantras.

Dawson's inspiration grew from a phone call to his 95-year-old grandmother. As they talked, she shared observations about the birds outside her window, just as she'd done since he was a child. Upon hanging up the phone, he felt compelled to dig out recordings he'd made some summers before, while visiting family. These fragments were initially intended to be part of an album of prairie birdsong: he'd trekked through pastures and farmland on the outskirts of his childhood hometown to capture the audio. Field recordings in the truest sense. because the raw audio was densely populated with the hiss and crackle of mosquitoes and insects swarming the microphones: but listening back, after that phone call and after many years, he was struck by the similarities between these recordings and the music he would come to compose While the audio played, he found himself compelled to pick up a guitar and tinker along. Dawson's commitment to the follow-up album he'd been deep into creating in that moment, and he switched course to begin crafting Music For Listening. "

Find Yourself Lost features excerpts of pedal steel by Ettiene Soulodre, flugelhorn by Dalton Lam, additional guitars by Bryce Lewis, dobro by Aaron Kapinka, and baritone guitar by Gage McGuire. line dancing."

Artist: Michael Scott Dawson

Label: We Are Busy Bodies