ISO50 Exclusive: Loscil Album Stream
The master of tone is back with another album on Kranky. Loscil has been a blog favorite since the beginning, we are proud to be debuting this album stream, as always, ENJOY.
Sea Island is a collection of new material composed and recorded over the past two years. While many of these compositions were performed live extensively prior to recording, others were constructed in the studio and are being heard for the first time here. Musically, the album represents a range of compositional approaches. Murky, densely textured depths of sound are explored with subtle pulses and pings woven within, contrasted with composed or improvised moments of acoustic instrumentation making a move into the foreground. Certain tracks on Sea Island such as album opener Ahull make rhythm their focus by exploring subtle polyrhythms and investigating colliding moments of repetition and variation.
Though staunchly electronic at its core, instruments such as vibraphone and piano make appearances, and layers of live musicality, improvisation and detail appear in the looped and layered beds of manipulated sound recordings. A varied cast of players appear in the loscil â€œensembleâ€, some familiar collaborators from the past such as Jason Zumpano on rhodes and Josh Lindstrom on vibraphone, and others new to the mix such as Fieldhead’s Elaine Reynolds who provides layered violin on Catalina 1943, and Ashley Pitre contributing vocals on Bleeding Ink. Seattle pianist Kelly Wyse, who collaborated with loscil on his 2013 edition of piano-centric reworks Intervalo, performs on the tracks Sea Island Murders and En Masse.
OUT: November 17th 2014 on Kranky
SUPPORT: 2X VINYL / CD
7 Comments Leave A Comment
sixergixer says:November 13, 2014 at 7:36 pm
Yes! New Loscil. Thanks for the stream!
David says:November 14, 2014 at 3:06 am
‘in threes’ is particularly good.
Tom says:November 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm
Stunning! The best Loscil yet.
Michael Yeaman says:November 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm
Love your work…just preordered Seal Island
corrinne says:November 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm
Really breathtaking. I’m loving this.
Nelly Rahman says:November 26, 2014 at 10:47 am
professional and so nice stream album. Like it.
andrew says:November 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm
wow. album of the year?