Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lawrence English - A Colour For Autumn




The creative vein of Lawrence English doesn't seem to pause: in 2009, after a collaboration with Francisco López ("HB", on Baskaru) and "It's Up To Us To Live" on Sirr, the third release, this time on Taylor Deupree's label.
Three rather different works, as well as different were the objects of study.
"A Colour For Autumn" also represents another episode in the "seasonal series" opened with “For Varying Degrees Of Winter” (2007) and, as just said, expresses an approach distant from the previous two mentioned: more melodic imprints and less experimentation, not noisy at all, with a substantial incidence of drone elements.
Lawrence’s goal is to describe Autumn variations (from a sonic viewpoint) depending on the hemisphere in which the observer is located.
He explains it to us through seven compositions, almost a report, which face the theme and succeed in embodying the spirit of this project, having recourse to intriguing patterns, delicate sounds or a whispered singing.

The first drawing, "Droplet", is an ethereal vocal landscape placed on an ambience background, created using environmental recordings collected in Marseille, France (the Mistral wind blowing in Autumn).
“Watching It Unfold” recounts an experience in Brisbane, Australia (Lawrence’s home): intimate textures coming from a looped, manipulated guitar whose sound expands in the air.
The next three tracks are linked together: “The Prelude To” is structured on a recurring tune, introductory to the subsequent “The Surface Of Everything” where the contribution of Christian Fennesz is noticeable at the start. The piece is built on reverberations of a processed guitar over a carpet of electronics which flow into “Galaxies Of Dust”, that presents a more elaborate scheme through overlapping, melancholic sequences.
“Stillness In Motion” shows a repeated bass line that contrasts with a drone layer, but the opposition ends somewhere around the fourth minute, when a mixture of field recordings and melody takes the place of it.
“... And Clouds For Company” rests upon a mass of distorted, whirling sounds and closes this delightful work, rich in enchanting passages, colourful of subdued sonorities and giving form to an original interpretation of the microsound concept.
Autumn is far away, maybe... or maybe not.

Label: 12k
Cat. #: 12k1052
Format: CD
Release date: 2009

Tracklisting:
01 - Droplet (06:49)
02 - Watching It Unfold (05:49)
03 - The Prelude To (02:16)
04 - The Surface Of Everything (05:01)
05 - Galaxies Of Dust (05:23)
06 - Stillness In Motion (05:35)
07 - ... And Clouds For Company (06:21)

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Discography:
  • map51f9 (2002, Room40, LTDRM400)
  • Keshiki (2002, Room40, LTDRM401)
  • JP/USA Tour CD (2002, Room40, LTDRM402)
  • Midnight/Midweek (2003, Room40, LTDRM404) (w/ Marina Rosenfeld, Toshio Kajiwara, Marcus Miller, DJ Olive)
  • Anyone Can Play... Anyone Can Sing (2004, Dreamland Recordings, DLNET020) (w/ Ben Frost)
  • Ghost Towns (2004, Room40, EDRM403)
  • Happiness Will Befall (2005, Crónica, Crónica 022~2005)
  • Limnology (2005, Autumn Records, leaf 015)
  • Transit (2005, Cajid Media, cajid 003CD)
  • For Footprints In The Snow (Sonic Scope Quarterly - #07) (2006, Grain Of Sound, Flexigos 003)
  • LERFAUSNZNWSD1/22006 (2006, --, --) (w/ Richard Francis)
  • One Plus One (2006, Room40, EDRM407) (w/ Philip Samartzis)
  • Suikinkutsu (2006, Autumn Records, leaf 022)
  • Plateau (2006, Phono-Statique Records, PS 007) (w/ Ai Yamamoto)
  • For Varying Degrees Of Winter (2007, Baskaru, karu:7)
  • Merola Shoulders (2007, Phono-Statique Records, P-S 008) (w/ Domenico Sciajno)
  • Euphonia (2008, Presto!?, P!?003) (w/ Tom Hall)
  • Gradually You Feel The Tide At Your Neck / 9 (2008, Compost And Height, C&H001) (w/ Jeph Jerman)
  • Kiri No Oto (2008, Touch, Tone 31)
  • Studies For Stradbroke (2008, Winds Measure Recordings, wm11) (2013, Winds Measure Recordings, wm11-2)
  • U (2008, Room40, RM435) (w/ Tujiko Noriko, John Chantler)
  • HB (2009, Baskaru, karu:13) w/ Francisco López
  • It's Up To Us To Live (2009, Sirr, SIRR 0032)
  • A Colour For Autumn (2009, 12k, 12K1052)
  • Big Sit (2009, !Metro Arts, --) (w/ Guy Wabster, Tom Hall)
  • Japan Tour Cassette (2009, Room40, RMTP400)
  • LEEU09 USB Drive (2009, Room 40, LTDRM416)
  • Incongruous Harmonies (2010, Touch, TS 09)
  • A Path Less Travelled (2010, Room40, RM427) (w/ Minamo)
  • 10 Years Of Room40, Volume One (2010, Room40, RMTP401) (w/John Chantler)
  • Site-Listening: Brisbane (2010, Room40, RMBK001)
  • A Colour For Autumn (2010, Sweat Lodge Guru / Digitalis Recordings, SLGV001 / digiv026)
  • Acute Inbetweens (2011, Crónica, Crónica 057~2011) (w/ Stephen Vitiello)
  • Kiri No Oto (2011, Digitalis Recordings, digiv031)
  • Site Listening: Queensland (Artist Multiple) (2011, Room40, RMBK002)
  • The Peregrine (2011, Experimedia, EXPLP020)
  • For/Not For John Cage (2012, Line, LINE_058)
  • Songs Of The Living / And The Lived In (2012, Room40, DRM420) 
  • Boombana Echoes (2013, Winds Measure Recordings, wm31) (w/ Akio Suzuki)  
  • Lonely Womens Club (2013, Important Records, imprec367)
  • Suikinkutsu No Katawara Ni (2013, Winds Measure Recordings, wm35) 
  • Less Artists More Condos Series #8 (2013, Famous Class, FC022) (w/ Xiu Xiu)
  • Split (2013, Fratto 9, ) (w/ Alberto Boccardi) 
  • Parting Waves (2014, Room40, --)
  • Wilderness Of Mirrors (2014, Room40, RM460) 
  • Shadow Of The Monolith (2014, Holotype, HOLO2) (w/ Werner Dafeldecker) 
  • Viento (2015, Taiga, TAIGA 29) 
  • Three By Three By Three (2015, Room40, DRM435) (w/ Janek Schaefer, DJ Olive) 
  • Approaching Nothing (2016, Baskaru, karu:40)
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Appears on:
  • Ben Frost - Theory Of Machines (2006, Bedroom Community, HVALUR 2)
  • Steinbrüchel - Basis (2007, Room40, RM422) here
  • The Rational Academy - A Heart Against Your Own (2008, Someone Good, RMSG004)
  • Jeph Jerman - Hindsight (2008, CONV, CNV48)
  • Holy Family - Anoint (2010, Digitalis Limited, ltd#134)
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Tracks appear on:
  • VV.AA. - Publikation Uden Navn #2 (2001, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, #2) track: Composition For Solo Voice
  • Tim Koch - Mine Is Yours (2002, n5MD, MD 107) track: Room40 (Broken English Remix)
  • VV.AA. - Melatonin: Meditations On Sound In Sleep (2004, Room40, EDRM402) track: Cycles
  • VV.AA. - Overland (2004, Naturestrip, NS3002) track: A Summer Crush (Takadanoba / Brooklyn)
  • VV.AA. - The Undertow: Undercurrents Of Australian Experimental Music (2004, Shame File Music, SHAM026) track: Exhale
  • VV.AA. - Melatonin: Meditations On Sound In Sleep (2004, Room40, EDRM402) track: Cycles
  • VV.AA. - Essays On Radio: Can I Have 2 Minutes Of Your Time? (2005, Crónica, Crónica 020~2005) track: In Preparation
  • VV.AA. - Liquid Architecture (2005, Wire Magazine, Issue 257) track: Gazing Into The Sun (w/ Ai Yamamoto)
  • VV.AA. - Cyclic Defrost Presents: Interesting Music From Australia (2005, Cyclic Defrost, CYCLICD1/2) track: Manufacturing Content (w/ Sawako)
  • VV.AA. - Tea For Two (2005, Meupe, meupe4) track: Anyone Can Sing (w/ Ben Frost)
  • VV.AA. - Evening At Room40 (2006, Wire Magazine, Issue 266) tracks: Live Excerpt, Sprawl 2004 (w/ David Toop, Scanner), Live, Syncretism 2003 (Post By Robin Fox) (w/ Ami Yoshida)
  • VV.AA. - The Wire Tapper 15 (2006, Wire Magazine, Issue 268) track: A Silent Kouta (Edit) (w/ Ai Yamamoto)
  • VV.AA. - Uovo 14 (2007, The Bookmakers Ed., ISSUE/14) track: Storm-Master
  • VV.AA. - Vibrating Portraits (2007, Nexsound / Skyapnea, ns58 / --) track: Beyond Surface, Scatter Skyline
  • VV.AA. - Yasujiro Ozu - Hitokomakura (2007, and/OAR, and/26) track: Before That Tower Lies
  • VV.AA. - 88 Tapes (2008, Kesh, --) track: A Spectre Of Lost Time
  • VV.AA. - Format (2008, Fällt, F.0041.0001) track: Inside From Above
  • VV.AA. - Mus*****c (2008, Crónica, Crónica 032~2008) track: A Certain Death By Drowning
  • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n (2008, Winds Measure Recordings, wm10) track: Water Run Sand
  • VV.AA. - Sound Canvas | 1 (2008, Mikroton Digital, MD 1) track: A View At The Edge Of An Ice Field
  • VV.AA. - Mind The Gap Volume 77 (2009, Gonzo Circus, GC100) track: Hyouga (w/ Tujiko Noriko)
  • VV.AA. - Variations In White Part 1 (2009, WHITE_LINE EDITIONS, WLED 000.012.1) track: Imaging Against Impulse
  • VV.AA. - 2 | Favourite,Places (2009, Audiobulb Records, AB026) track: Quiet Planigale
  • VV.AA. - LONTANO - Homage To Giacinto Scelsi (2009, Stefano Tedesco Productions, --) track: Hours Alone Watching Fingers Blur
  • VV.AA. - Qwartz 6 (2010, TRAD.D, ed.6) track: Make Me Your Private Party (w/ Tujiko Noriko, John Chantler)
  • VV.AA. - Crónica L (2010, Crónica, Crónica 050~2010) track: Circles Of Twine (w/ Stephen Vitiello)
  • VV.AA. - Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy And Epilogue (2010, and/OAR, and/36) track: Untitled
  • VV.AA. - V-p V-f Is V-n - cs02 (2010, Winds Measure Recordings, wm20) track: Not For The Cane
  • VV.AA. - 10 (2011, Room40, DRM410) track: Luminous (w/ Minamo)
  • Simon Whetham & Friends - Meditations On Light (2011, Monochrome Vision, mv35) track: Meditation On Light
  • VV.AA. - Hidden Landscapes 2 (2012, Audio Gourmet Netlabel, ) track: Hotaru
  • VV.AA. - Loud Listening (2012, Crónica, Crónica 067~2012) track: A Ballad For The Machine
  • VV.AA. - Air Texture Volume II (2012, Air Texture, AIR002) track: Cooperative Drift
  • VV.AA. - ...And Darkness Came (2012, Headphone Commute, --) track: Coda For A Fading Tideline 
  • VV.AA. - Vernacular (2013, Whereabouts Records, WHACD-13) track: Breaking Clouds Apart
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As HEXA (w/ Jamie Stewart):
  • Factory Photographs (2016, Room40, EDRM426)
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As I/O:
  • Illectronica EP (2001, Inventing Zero Records, izr0002P)
  • Calm (2002, Room40, RM400)
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As I/O3:
  • Powerhouse Sessions (2002, Room40, EDRM400) (w/ DJ Olive)
  • A Picturesque View, Ignored (2002, Room40, EDRM401) (w/ David Toop, Scanner)
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As Slow Walkers (w/ Liz Harris):
  • Slow Walkers (2013, Peak Oil, PEAK03)
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As Ubique Trio (w/ Jason Elliott, John Parker):
  • OMSESS (2003, Room40, LTDRM403)
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