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Coast/ Range/ Arc

June 6, 2011 | Format: MP3

$5.34
Also available in CD Format
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Many musicians noted for their percussive and rhythmic music take an occasional break and release music that is its opposite, music with long broad swaths of sound. Loscil's early works were blips, burps, snaps, clicks, and a whole range of created rhythmic noise that somehow coalesced into pieces of music with an overall perceptible structure. It was ultimately listenable and very new, at least to my ears. With this release, the musical notes have been stretched into vast landscapes. Gone are the rat-a-tat staccatos of what made his earlier work so unique. But that absence does not diminish the enjoyment of this music at all. Each track is nearly mesmerizing. With these pieces, I find myself sitting on a rocky outcropping in the high Arctic watching everything as if it's on time lapse. The ocean freezes over as the Arctic night arrives for its long stay. The Aurora Borealis overhead weaves patterns that make me feel like I'm drunk. Glaciers melt as the Spring sun arrives. The sun circles the horizon in mid summer casting shadows on barren mountain ranges.

A lot of ambient music out there drones on far too long without anything happening. And while I know that its pioneer, Brian Eno, wrote that his ambient pieces were intentionally ignorable, I find it very difficult to stop listening to Loscil's Coast/Range/Arc.
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Purchased Endless Falls by Loscil some months ago on Amazon, and enjoyed its ethereal ambient glow. Loscil's 2011 release Coast/Range/Arc: Glacial Movements cd takes it a step further. This is music you can turn to that can lead one into inner wellsprings. Or use as atmosphere or background while the focus is elsewhere. The listener is free to choose; the music nestles into and out of that choice. Never intruding. Never calling attention to itself. This is a seamless atmospheric tapestry that has at the center of a still, silent, phosphorous radiance. If you are drawn toward music that is the very opposite of busyness, and neediness for the attention of the listener's ear - you may love this album, and come to value the refreshment it simply offers to the one in need of its musical grace. Downloaded from Amazon after sampling it. Most highly recommended.
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I love this album. It contains all the elements I really liked from Endless Falls, plus a side that just seems so much more refined. It is watery but not watered-down. It is a unified, dreamy, wispy and mysterious masterpiece.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada, based sound designer Scott Morgan aka Loscil is busy during his full time job with creating sound effects for video games, but his part time hobby is devoted to sculpting ambient experiments, mostly for Kranky label. But "Coast/ Range/ Arc" is another exciting contribution to magnificent arctic soundscapes of Italian Glacial Movements label. The album unveils grandiosely with monstrous drones of "Black Tusk", where huge soundwalls are surrounded by swirling hisses. The title is taken from Scott's domestic natural sceneries of Pacific Northwest, incredibly breathtaking and scenic area of Black Tusk pinnacle of volcanic rock in Garibaldi Park. Mesmerizingly ear-bending listening journey has just begun!!! Flow of water takes "Fromme" into more organic and aerial sonic terrains with lighter drones, more textured and spiced by experimentally-infused disruptions. "Stave Peak" attracts with its strongly visualizing theme bringing back some long forgotten memories. Deeply organic and tranquil, slightly orchestral dronescapes are hauntingly inviting and majestic!!! "Névé" navigates us straightly into static, barren and menacing drone territories wrapped by arctic wind. This is Loscil at its most immersing and glacial!!! Freezing domains are explored also on "Brohm Ridge", the longest piece clocking to 11 and half minutes. Slowly expansive and cascading drone wizardry paints spectacular sonic images, filled with panoramic intensity and gracious impression. "Goat Mountain", another longer track, is strongly picturesque hike with gently evolving minimal dronescapes, and brings this album into tranquilly fascinating finale. As usual for Glacial Movements, Bjarne Riesto and Keep Adding leave their notable fingerprints on digipak's packaging.Read more ›
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