Tuned Darker [Studio Album]

by Decibel

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    This is Decibel's fourth full length album, released in 2014. It features four tracks composed by members of the ensemble
    This is a beautifully designed by Traianos Pakioufakis.
    Recorded, mixed and mastered at Soundfeild Studio.
    Performed by Decibel.

    Tracks are
    SIDE A
    1. The Lowest Drawer by Cat Hope (9 mins)
    2. n dimension by Stuart James ( 10 mins)
    SIDE B

    1. Night Fragments by Lindsay Vickery (18 mins)

    Special Guest: Cailtin Cassidy.
    Free Downloads of video's available here:
    Cat Hope and Stuart James - n dimension vimeo.com/116518614
    Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery - Night Fragments vimeo.com/116154933

    Also, videos for the tracks here:
    Cat Hope 'The Lowest Drawer' vimeo.com/116405672
    Stuart James 'n dimension' vimeo.com/120116046
    Lindsay Vickery 'Night Fragments' vimeo.com/120116045

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"The light has changed;
Middle C is tuned darker now"
from 'October', By Louise Gluck.

Released on the now defunct 'Listen|Hear' label based in Perth, Australia, this album is named after a line from a poem by Louise Glück which refers to the subtle and parallel changes in light and sound. This album is an exploration of this subtleness. In it, sounds shift and morph, teetering on the edge of, and in-between, tunings. Instrumental colour is the focus of this album, in particular the way it changes in different ranges, diffusions and voices. Hope's "Lowest Drawer" explores a slow, dark and gentle comparison of electronic and acoustic low sounds that create complex acoustic beatings as they slowly unfold. James' "n dimension" uses samples of wavering acoustic instrumentals to create a sea of sound diffusions that explores concepts of dimensionality. Vickery's song cycle "Night Fragments," featuring Caitlin Cassidy, uses text by Belgian surrealist author Françilon Daniels to explore the twilight between sleep and wakefulness, with different instruments often progressing at different rates from each other using click tracks to guide them.


released January 19, 2015

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Soundfeild Studio by Stuart James.
Beautiful audio quality.


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Decibel Perth, Australia

This page features live recordings of performances by Decibel - a group of Western Australian composers,improvisors, programmers and sound artists devoted to the realisation of music where acoustic and electronic instruments are represented. Decibel pioneer electronic score formats for new and existing works, incorporating mobile score formats and networked playback environments. ... more

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