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Nicholas Maloney "Lignum Muzek" [Cassette]

価格: 1,397円(税込)
Label: enmossed - ENMX-11

廃盤、今回も外箱付の特殊装丁!!静謐な音素材を好みそれらを素晴らしいセンスにてミックスするミニマリストNicholas Maloney。ギター、オルガン、バンジョー等の伝統楽器、出身地であるミシシッピの自然音、壊れかけた木造建築物、広い屋外スペースという、殆どがスーッと流れていく気配の様な情景サウンドだけを重ね合わせた全105分に及ぶ内省的音風景。時折昆虫の声、鉄板の軋みがメロディーの様に響いたりと、なかなか味う事の出来ない深いリスニング体験を与えてくれます。75部限定。



From Jackson, Mississippi, Nicholas Maloney carves a vision of lo-fi atmosphericana. Though there is some use of traditional instruments, like guitar, organ and banjo, Lignum Muzek functions more like a weather vane. Field recordings of natural spaces around Mississippi result in bouts of almost-silences, which are less sound, more detectable pressure change. But then there’s the occasional insect, a sheet metal’s melody. A barely recognizable trombone, the sigh of trees.

Minimalist in arrangement but planetary in room size, the longform tracks move between spatial experiment and texture-as-mood. Wood has a heavy presence on the album—Maloney saws it, throws it off a roof onto a shed. But musique concrète is just one of the tape's dimensions. There are affective swells, romantic and buoyant, but still they retain a climatological sensibility. The artist’s interest in pushing the listener’s focus leads to deep listening gone weird: Lignum Muzek evokes that feeling when the sounds of Earth suddenly become understood as cosmological events, alien, gorgeous, and terrifying.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered August-November 2019.
Composed using field recordings of wooden structures, trees, large outdoor spaces, wood degradation, and various natural sonic environments around Mississippi - along with prepared acoustic guitar and banjo, woodwinds, trombone, sheet metal, thrown objects, cassette tapes, voice, synthesizers, and organ.