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Roy Werner // Imagine My Surprise LP

Roy Werner // Imagine My Surprise LP

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American ambient artist Roy Werner aka GS Sultan, who has released records in the past on labels such as Orange Milk, Umor Rex, and Phinery Tapes, will release this record in November 2023 from Oregon's psych ambient cave Moon Glyph.

Contains 10 post-new age ambient jazz songs. DL code included.

Cole PulicePatrick ShiroishiLes Halles,Andy Applegate is joining us.

Previous workIs also recommended.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

Based on the concept of "trickster noir", this is an attempt to sonically express half-remembered dreamscapes and tanned tiki haze sequences. ``Imagine My Surprise'' was the first recording released under my own name, and the first to feature fellow artists working in contemporary electronic music.Over months and years, I repeated some of these pieces, and in the frenzy of late-night sessions, they came together and morphed into this "freaky piece"... .

An incredible selection of performers improvised early drafts of each piece, pulling out recordings bit by bit, rearranging them, playing them in their own duos and trios, and presenting them here. Added a touch.It depicts a similar trajectory of the world to GS Sultan's earlier works, but the rhythmic centers are woven tighter and the putty forms are molded more clearly in the hand.At the edge of my consciousness, I listen to the sound of ecstatic serendipity tapping her shoulder... How embarrassing! "

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

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Rainbow Metal Chime in the Sun
  2. Transit
  3. Guardian Angel Chime (with Andy Applegate)
  4. Nightwalk (with Patrick Shiroishi)
  5. Late Chime
  6. auri
  7. Muzzy Doppler Chime 04:13
  8. Whistling on the Roses (with Les Halles)
  9. Boogie Woogie Wandering Moon (with Andy Applegate)
  10. Music for Five Dreams (with Cole Pulice) 06:06

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Moon Glyph:

"Previously known as GS Sultan, “Imagine My Surprise” is the first album released under his given name, Roy Werner. The moniker shift marks a methodological transition as well, bringing in collaborators to realize Roy's hazy and offbeat electronic delirium. The sonic palette is as eclectic as ever; incorporating vibraphone, bells, flute, alto & tenor saxophone amongst his stretched and mutating electronics. There is a flurry of sonic exploration across the album's two sides, embracing the surreal, the mellow and the peculiar."

Artist statement by Roy Werner:

"Based around the concept of a 'trickster noir' - an attempt to sonically render a handful of half-remembered dreamscapes - sunburnt tiki haze sequence. “Imagine My Surprise” is the first recorded work released under my own name and the first to heavily feature contributions from fellow artists working in contemporary electronic music. Months and years worth of iterations on some of these pieces, then in a frenzy of late night sessions they collectively come into focus, mutating into these “freaky little ditties”…

Some incredibly choice performers were kind enough to add their touches on here, improvising over early drafts of their respective pieces, recordings eventually pulled to bits, rearranged and played back in duos & trios of themselves - it wasn't so clear where these things were going until they had landed. Still in orbit of similar worlds as earlier GS Sultan work but slightly pared, braided more tightly around rhythmic center points, the putty's form more clearly molded in the hand. At the fringe of consciousness, spin around to the tap of ecstatic serendipity on your shoulder… how embarrassing!"
Artist: Roy Werner
Label: Moon Glyph
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American ambient artist Roy Werner aka GS Sultan, who has released records in the past on labels such as Orange Milk, Umor Rex, and Phinery Tapes, will release this record in November 2023 from Oregon's psych ambient cave Moon Glyph.

Contains 10 post-new age ambient jazz songs. DL code included.

Cole PulicePatrick ShiroishiLes Halles,Andy Applegate is joining us.

Previous workIs also recommended.

The following is a commentary by the writer himself.

Based on the concept of "trickster noir", this is an attempt to sonically express half-remembered dreamscapes and tanned tiki haze sequences. ``Imagine My Surprise'' was the first recording released under my own name, and the first to feature fellow artists working in contemporary electronic music.Over months and years, I repeated some of these pieces, and in the frenzy of late-night sessions, they came together and morphed into this "freaky piece"... .

An incredible selection of performers improvised early drafts of each piece, pulling out recordings bit by bit, rearranging them, playing them in their own duos and trios, and presenting them here. Added a touch.It depicts a similar trajectory of the world to GS Sultan's earlier works, but the rhythmic centers are woven tighter and the putty forms are molded more clearly in the hand.At the edge of my consciousness, I listen to the sound of ecstatic serendipity tapping her shoulder... How embarrassing! "

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

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Rainbow Metal Chime in the Sun
  2. Transit
  3. Guardian Angel Chime (with Andy Applegate)
  4. Nightwalk (with Patrick Shiroishi)
  5. Late Chime
  6. auri
  7. Muzzy Doppler Chime 04:13
  8. Whistling on the Roses (with Les Halles)
  9. Boogie Woogie Wandering Moon (with Andy Applegate)
  10. Music for Five Dreams (with Cole Pulice) 06:06

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Moon Glyph:

"Previously known as GS Sultan, “Imagine My Surprise” is the first album released under his given name, Roy Werner. The moniker shift marks a methodological transition as well, bringing in collaborators to realize Roy's hazy and offbeat electronic delirium. The sonic palette is as eclectic as ever; incorporating vibraphone, bells, flute, alto & tenor saxophone amongst his stretched and mutating electronics. There is a flurry of sonic exploration across the album's two sides, embracing the surreal, the mellow and the peculiar."

Artist statement by Roy Werner:

"Based around the concept of a 'trickster noir' - an attempt to sonically render a handful of half-remembered dreamscapes - sunburnt tiki haze sequence. “Imagine My Surprise” is the first recorded work released under my own name and the first to heavily feature contributions from fellow artists working in contemporary electronic music. Months and years worth of iterations on some of these pieces, then in a frenzy of late night sessions they collectively come into focus, mutating into these “freaky little ditties”…

Some incredibly choice performers were kind enough to add their touches on here, improvising over early drafts of their respective pieces, recordings eventually pulled to bits, rearranged and played back in duos & trios of themselves - it wasn't so clear where these things were going until they had landed. Still in orbit of similar worlds as earlier GS Sultan work but slightly pared, braided more tightly around rhythmic center points, the putty's form more clearly molded in the hand. At the fringe of consciousness, spin around to the tap of ecstatic serendipity on your shoulder… how embarrassing!"
Artist: Roy Werner Label: Moon Glyph