Seth Nehil - From Cloud to Seed (Alluvial, 2000)
From Cloud to Seed
LP Alluvial Recordings ALL004 (USA, 2000)
a2. Leaf (A & B)
b2. Stone (A & B)
Note : Numbered edition of 300 copies.
Electronics, leaves, wood, objects - Jgrzinich; wires, objects - Josh Ronsen; leaves, objects - Doug Easterly; cello - Olivia Block; rain, mechanical, metal rods, wood - MNortham.
This is the first new release from Seth since 1998. Seth was part of a 1998 multimedia installation in Los Angeles atwhich he presented a series of six drawings titled "Basic Materials" in addition to a tape concert of this composition. The work is a study of the origins of life, degeneration and decay- themes often explored in Seth's work. The composition is distinct and striking from the onset. He utilizes a vast array of sonorities to produce a flowing piece of quiet hums and cracklings accented with loud blasts of crinkling leaves, snapping wood and breaking glass. It is an interesting blend ofnatural sounds, electronics and traditional instrumentation with contributions from mnortham, jgrzinich, Josh Ronsen, Olivia Block and Doug Easterly. Four of the original six drawings are reproduced on heavy, textured paper as a two part sleeve. It is a numbered edition of 300 (original press release).
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