Sound Wonders: A Series Of Epics on Touchtheplants (the album artwork features a photograph of a spider on a web that shines with reflected light against a black background, and seems to be moving, resembling a sound wave; the photograph is surrounded by a wide white border in which the album title and artists names are printed in black sans-serif uppercase text above and below the square image

Various - Sound Wonders: A Series Of Epics

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Sound Wonders: A Series of Epics is the second compilation from Touchtheplants, the imprint and multidisciplinary creative environment founded by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sean Hellfritsch (aka Cool Maritime). Following 2020's Breathing Instruments, the new collection features sonic responses to a new prompt. Like its predecessor (which explored music as an extension of the human body and the natural world), the medium of focus here dates back to ancient civilisations. Smith invited artists to compose music based on the idea of epics: the long poems and narrative verse works that have detailed deeds and adventures since the dawn of storytelling. The musicians - some of today's most exciting practitioners of experimental sound design, instrumentation, and synthesis - took this directive loosely, realising a series of vibrant and transportive songs evoking wondrous visions, subjects, and locales. 

From Elori Saxl’s chamber piece to Olive Ardizoni’s ode to the strange and beautiful phenomenon of starling murmurations with synth and xylophone tones the album splays out like chapters in a panoramic account of all that surrounds us. 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Elori Saxl - Moss II 
  2. Matthewdavid’s Mindflight - Mycelial Mountain Flute 
  3. Appa Wú Wéi - Liila 
  4. Emile Mosseri - You’ve Got That Cowboy Spark 
  5. Yialmelic Frequencies - Clunk 
  6. Nailah Hunter - Naiad’s Lament 
  7. Green-House - Starling Murmurations 
  8. Emily Ritz - Tempest 
  9. SK Kakraba - Pirrie 

 

  • US import 
  • Limited pressing (only 200 for UK/EU) 

 

see also: 
Elori Saxl - The Blue Of Distance   LP | CD 

 

browse collections: 
Experimental & Avant-Garde collection 
Unclassical & Modern Composition collection 

 

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