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KRANKY ANNOUNCE A NEW EARTHEN SEA ALBUM; GRASS AND TREES TO BE RELEASED JUNE 7TH

April 2, 2019
Alex Phillipe Cohen

KRANKY ANNOUNCE A NEW EARTHEN SEA ALBUM; GRASS AND TREES TO BE RELEASED JUNE 7TH

Jacob Longs reductionist rhythmic ambient vessel, Earthen Sea, ebbs towards a more purely elemental state on his second excursion for Kranky,Grass and Trees.

He describes the creative process as one of “simplifying things as much as possible,” designing uncluttered spaces traced in nothing but breath, field recordings, and “sounds that could be played by hand but weren’t.” The results feel decentralised but dynamic, low-lit evocations of ambiguous nocturnal environments – dub techno disassembled into stray pulses and spare parts. It’s a music both interior and infinite, languorous yet transformative, made in the outer boroughs of a metropolis but attuned to its own liminal wilderness. 

 Long’s vision is a grounding one, rooted in the physical body but attuned to larger currents: “In response to living in a fairly hectic city, and at a very hectic time for the world at large, creating something more drawn back and restrained felt appropriate.” 

Track listing:

1. Existing Closer or Deeper in Space

2. Window, Skin, and Mirror

3. Spatial Ambiguity

4. A Blank Slate

5. Living Space and Usually

6. Shallow, Shadowless

7. Less and Less 

  www.kranky.net 

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