PS083 - M. Sage - Needleworks
Influenced heavily by a semester of studies with acclaimed experimental musician and educator Nicolas Collins, Needleworks is a collection of music about restrictions affording unpredictable possibilities. Composed and recorded live, entirely comprised of samples from vinyl records and other materials in contact with a turntable needle and manipulated through guitar effect pedals (loops, delay, reverb). No overdubs or computer editing whatsoever. Deeply textural and melodically dense, rhythmic, and so, narrative. An amalgam of neolithic jazz-tinged beats and atmospheric improvisations. An attempt to create a work of contemporary electronic music sans computer. Material awareness to a hightened degree.
edt 200 - black shell / gold imprint