Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Deep Listening Band- Then & Now Now & Then (Taiga, 2008)

Deep Listening- "First it was the name of an album that came out about 20 years ago and made new music history...Then it became the name of the band that recorded that album. Then it became the name of a practice, an approach to art, improvisation, exploration and, well, living, that drove that band, a band of crazies led by Pauline Oliveros, to lower themselves into a huge underground concrete cistern in the state of Washington”.

Here, 20 years later, Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and David Gamper celebrate an anniversary of improvisation, innovation and commitment with their first ever vinyl release. This vinyl-only document contains four sidelong tracks, one reissued and three previously unreleased. “Cannery Row” was originally available on the Troglodyte’s Delight album and captures the band in Tarpaper Cave, which Dempster recalls as “an old limestone quarry near Rosendale, New York that had lovely dripping water sounds and Valhalla-like mists.”

The previously unreleased tracks were gathered from three separate live performances at the Sounds Like Now Festival, Sound Exchange American Composers Forum, and Engine27, a 16-channel installation of special speakers. The audio was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g-virgin-vinyl in a limited edition of 500." (source)

*Not a composition from this collection,'s The Deep Listening Band performing with Ellen Fullman & her Long String Instrument.

Mediafire Download Link: The Deep Listening Band- Then & Now Now & Then (Taiga, 2008)

Cannery Row 17:59
Enginuity / Deep Hockets / Spatial Specialization 19:16
Then & Now Now & Then 21:20
Deep Sound Exchange 20:23

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