Chicago experimenter and improviser Kevin Drumm releases the sequel to his 6-CD boxset "Elapsed Time", using audio generators and various electronic devices to generate beautiful ambient environments and drones that are complemented by field recordings and short spoken sections, a rich work of subtle complexity, dark warmth, and mystery.
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Catalog ID: SONORIS 003LP
Squidco Product Code: 25526
Format: 2 LPs + CD
Packaging: LP with CD
Recorded at Upper Rubbish LLC, in Chicago, Illinois, between 2014-2017. Mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi.
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"Kevin Drumm is an experimental musician based in Chicago, United States
Emerging from the city's improvised music scene, in the 1990s he became one of the world's pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Since then his work has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. His early recordings contain mostly sparse, quiet sounds; recent works have been more loud and dense.
Drumm has collaborated with many artists working in similar fields, including Japanese guitarist Taku Sugimoto, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim O'Rourke, and many European improvisers such as Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and German trumpeter Axel Dörner. He has also worked with the artist group Simparch, composing a piece for their installation Spec, shown at Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany and at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. Drumm has also worked with saxophonist Ken Vandermark's Territory Band, which brings together American and European players who work in both jazz and free improvisation.:-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Drumm)
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1 The Forthright Fool
2 The Loop A
3 The Loop B
1 Old Connections
1 A Blind Spot
1 Social Interaction
2 Reverse Osmosis
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"Inexplicable Hours is the sequel of the successful six-CD boxset Elapsed Time, also released by Sonoris in 2017 (SNS 013CD). Elapsed Time documents a new direction in his music, with some of his last electroacoustic experimentations with audio generators, field recordings, and various electronic devices.
Inexplicable Hours explores the same ambient/drone territories as the boxset, but there is less static and it is more complex than it appears on the first listen. And as always with recent Kevin Drumm's music there's a sense of majesty, of mystery and a melancholic beauty that is uniquely his own.
Some words about the boxset are also appropriate for this record: "Despite Drumm's noisy reputation, his music can be overwhelmingly sensual even at its loudest, providing a form of minimalism replete with a delicate, melancholic motion. How wildly divergent emotions rise, hover, and fall using so little is a mystery that only Kevin Drumm can provide." "-SonorisAlso available on CD.
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