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Steve Hadfield // Piano Vignettes TAPE

Steve Hadfield // Piano Vignettes TAPE

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A cassette released in November 2022 by Steve Hadfield, an electronic writer from Leeds, England, in a limited edition of 11 from the British experimental/electronic label Waxing Crescent.

Includes 10 ambient to IDM songs using piano on all tracks (processed and ambiguous). Comes with DL code.It is out of print. 

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

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Includes DL code. 

Artist statement by Steve Hadfield:

“The inspiration is basically Alva Noto. Alva Noto fascinates me because he manages to extract so much from notionally 'sterile' sounds. Perhaps his most successful collaboration, though, has been with the great Ryuichi Sakamoto, where Alva Noto sculpts the rich potential of Sakamoto's piano into strange sonic formations.

That setup is the building blocks for the album. Piano is at the center of each track, but distorted, stretched, and chopped up to varying degrees. Then I put a emperor's new clothes level fresh spin on the tried-and-tested 'soundtrack to an imagined film' by trying to create little two-scene vignettes (hence the title). I love ambient albums with a sense of narrative arc to the music (Substrata, Harmonies In Ultraviolet) but don't have the vision required! little couplets of atmosphere felt like a good compromise and helped bring focus to the music.” 

Artist: Steve Hadfield

Label: Waxing Crescent 

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A cassette released in November 2022 by Steve Hadfield, an electronic writer from Leeds, England, in a limited edition of 11 from the British experimental/electronic label Waxing Crescent.

Includes 10 ambient to IDM songs using piano on all tracks (processed and ambiguous). Comes with DL code.It is out of print. 

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

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

Includes DL code. 

Artist statement by Steve Hadfield:

“The inspiration is basically Alva Noto. Alva Noto fascinates me because he manages to extract so much from notionally 'sterile' sounds. Perhaps his most successful collaboration, though, has been with the great Ryuichi Sakamoto, where Alva Noto sculpts the rich potential of Sakamoto's piano into strange sonic formations.

That setup is the building blocks for the album. Piano is at the center of each track, but distorted, stretched, and chopped up to varying degrees. Then I put a emperor's new clothes level fresh spin on the tried-and-tested 'soundtrack to an imagined film' by trying to create little two-scene vignettes (hence the title). I love ambient albums with a sense of narrative arc to the music (Substrata, Harmonies In Ultraviolet) but don't have the vision required! little couplets of atmosphere felt like a good compromise and helped bring focus to the music.” 

Artist: Steve Hadfield

Label: Waxing Crescent