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Tuned Darker [LP]

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The album title comes from a line in a poem by Louise Glück which refers to the subtle and parallel changes in light and sound. This album is an exploration of that subtleness. Sounds shift and morph, teetering on the edge of, and in-between, different tunings. Instrumental colour is a 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 low electronic and acoustic sounds that create complex acoustic beatings as they slowly unfold. James's "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

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Cat Hope: Artistic Director, Flute, Bass Flute
Lindsay Vickery: Bass Clarinet, Electronics
Stuart James: Piano, Electronics
Tristen Parr: Cello
Aaron Wyatt: Viola
Louise Devinish: Percussion
Caitlin Cassidy: Mezzo-soprano

Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Sound Field
Studio by Stuart James. Photography and design
by Traianos Pakioufakis