RELEASE: 1st October 2012
EDITION: Limited 10 Copies
Affected Piano 1
2. Affected Piano 2
3. Affected Piano 3
4. Affected Piano 4
5. Affected Piano 5
CDR/DataDVD Ltd x 100/DL
Craig Burston & Joe Evans
Systems out of Chance
CDR Ltd x 100
Affected Piano was created in the Autumn of 2011. Each piece originates from short extracts taken from the piano part of another work. Phases were taken, stretched, distorted, modulated, filtered, layered and then arranged as can be heard on the disc. Occasionally the original phases are reintroduced in a repeated pattern.
The original piano part does not use the standard 12 note western tuning system (12EDO) but instead uses 19 notes (19EDO). The result is that that while chords are to the greater extent familiar, unexpected changes and subtle new harmonies run throughout.
Although never planned as a spiritual work, the combination of effects and tuning often create that impression, shifting from elation to devastation, the work does not sit comfortably on this plane of existence.
Originally released by Somehow Recordings in July, it is now available here as a download or very limited edition of 10 hand numbered, rubber stamped and otherwise customised discs.
'Affected Piano' is a beautiful piece of music that shows the exquisite sound subtlety of Joe Evans.
"....a haunting sonic landscape that is quite different from the two previously described releases. To say the least..."
"Mind blowing and face melting"
Ash Akhtar - AKA Suborno