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Myers, David Lee: Lustre (pulsewidth)

A perfect example of the radiant electronics David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, has developed over decades, in nine shimmering works of clear tones, controlled feedback and electronic errata, each piece transitioning in sublime ways as Myers evolves luminescent stories in glowing atmospheric sound, a richly lustered album of sound sculpting.
 

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Label: pulsewidth
Catalog ID: PW017
Squidco Product Code: 31946

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Atmospheric forays into liquid light. Electronics from Pulsewidth, 2022."


Artist Biographies

"David Lee Myers is a sound and visual artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1977. Pulsewidth serves as the platform for his activities in the arts, particularly sound projects, a number of which have been released under the Pulsewidth record label.

From 1987 through 1993, sound projects were developed under the name Arcane Device. With the development of new devices in 2014, it seems fitting for the moniker to be revived.

Myers work stems from an enthusiasm for electronics and the world of electrons as it relates to the realm of vibration and sound. After a fine arts education and many years in music, in 1987 Myers' accidental discovery of "Feedback Music" led to a new appreciation of the unseen forces underlying audible electronics."

-Pulsewidth (http://www.pulsewidth.com/)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Castaway 6:53

2. Gaz Des Marais 7:40

3. Lustre 8:21

4. Totemic And Hereditary 7:48

5. Incipient Malaise 6:58

6. Rain On The Just 8:04

7. Peregrination 7:36

8. Chromatophores 6:32

9. Periodic Table 5:07

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Electro-Acoustic
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