米Sonorisが2016年に満を持して発表したサウンドアートの巨匠Steve Rodenの6枚組アーカイヴボックス。その第二弾となる続編ボックスセット！！今回は2003年から2008年までの未発表及び入手困難タイトルを纏めた6枚組。現在では手に入らないNew Plastic Musicからの傑作[Stars Of Ice]に始まり、ドイツEn/Ofが制作したメガレアLP物件[In Flows And Spuns]、限定100部の[vester fields]など、大量の未発表マテリアルと共に幻の音源が次々と登場する最高過ぎる楽曲編成。更にオマケでミニCD [A Slow Moving Boat]も付属。第一弾と合わせて是非！！
1. stars of ice (2008, cdr, new plastic music)
2-9. stills for guru dutt (2004, unreleased)
1-4. in flows and spuns (2004, released as a 100 copies lp by en/of)
5. 22 letters and the resonance of a three pointed star (2006, compilation track)
one hour as the bumps of surfaces (2003, radio broadcast, unreleased)
1. calmem (2008, unreleased)
2. for you the sunrise (2008, unreleased)
3. banjoharmonium (2006, unreleased)
1. a christmas play for joseph cornell (2007, cdr, new plastic music)
2. thomas sat down and looked at the sea (2004, compilation track)
3. vester fields (2007, cdr, volume projects)
1. winter is herd or heard (2007, unreleased)
2. to these 4 horizons (2008, unreleased)
3-5. sleep/walk/drive (2003, unreleased)
6. aucla irde lalu ne (2008, compilation track)
+ the 3" CD "A slow moving boat" included in each box.
'A thousand breathing forms' is a selection of unreleased or hard to locate works from 2003 to 2008, a very prolific and creative period for Steve Roden.
The boxset is centered on his hard-to-describe loop based sound works that are uniquely his own (such as Stars of ice, A Christmas play) but also includes the conceptual 'One hour as the bumps of surfaces' and more 'musical' works on cd4.
Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi.
Cat #: sns-14
"as i listen to the tracks that are compiled here, i realize that for so many times my works have been inspired by the works of others, and other objects. ‘stars of ice’ was inspired by a chinese 7” record salvaged from a thrift store. ‘stills for guru dutt’ came out of my love of discovering my favorite bollywood director, and the en/of record used the sound of the great indian playback singer mohammed rafi. ‘22 letters and the resonance of a three pointed star’ was inspired by an early 1960’s building for the olivetti design firm in ivrea italy, where the original installation was placed within the lobby where it was “modulated” by the space. ‘a christmas play for joseph cornell’ was of course, inspired by the work of joseph cornell, but also george brecht’s water yam scores. the banjo used in banjoharmonium was found at the flea market (my home from home), and the harmonium was a gift from my friend damon. yes, maurice blanchot!, herd and heard - wordplay always. ‘these 4 horizons’ was, again with collaborating with architecture, making recordings in the rain on the site of le corbusier’s roncham after getting lost for hours while trying to find our way through torrential rains (that you can hear on one of these tracks). ‘sleep walk drive’ was a collaboration, also something important to keep one honest. the last track, so tiny, was a cover version of the oldest recorded sound we know, and the story of that not only generated this track, but a sound and video installation… and so i have been collaborating not only with people but with objects, ideas, and forms."
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