Morning Afternoon, Evening, and Night

by yellow beard

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The EP represents a hazy arc that mimics a day. "Morning Afternoon" mixes organic (as it gets) samples of birds and wind chimes with ethereal church organ tones and watery, chanted vocals. The track blends into "Evening" with windy gusts and a throbbing ghostly organ figure. Flicks of drum noise fly around the sonic field and an electric pulse slowly builds from background to forefront. "Night" concludes the record by taking the preceding ideas and throwing them in a blender (with a house beat as the base). Samples swirl through circular patterns before the beat collapses in on itself and turns organic with reversed drums and organs taking over.

The most unique aspect of the recording is probably this mixture of bipolar organic and electronic elements. Now, sure, this has been done, but rarely in such an extreme and engaging way. Much of the instrumentation is recording outside with microphones extending from a porch. You can hear traces of planes flying overheard and dogs running around, yet sources are cut through a sampler and digitized. It leaves the listener with a fractured take on a day from start to finish.

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released July 6, 2008

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