Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Steve Roden - One Stone/And Arcs And Ears

This 7” comes from a Roden’s idea evolved from a soundtrack: 'Le Procès de Jeanne d'Arc', directed by Robert Bresson.
The tracks and even the titles have this reference.
The music was obtained removing all the dialogue from side one of the LP, only manipulating an audible instrument: a horn.
The result are two abstract drones with incidental noises and some undetectable words, all mixed with cracklings of the vinyl.
Moreover, the titles were created taking the letters respectively from “Robert Bresson” and the film’s name.
Roden says: “One stone” also refers to the rock thrown through Jeanne's window in the film… “And Arcs And Ears” also refers to the circular motion of the spinning record and the activity of listening....

Label: New Plastic Music
Cat. #: SR-544
Format: 7”, Vinyl, 33 ⅓ RPM,
Release date: 2007
Notes: Limited edition of 300 signed copies

A1 - One Stone (06:13)
B1 - And Arcs And Ears (06:04)

Steve Roden on this blog:
  • Amnesia (Live In Berlin, 2004) (here)
  • Dark Over Light Earth (w/ Jacob Danziger) (here)
  • VV.AA. - Extract - Portraits Of Soundartists (here)
  • Skoltz_Kolgen - Silent Room (here)
Steve Roden

No comments: