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rjennings

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jason.sloan [ -- ] NEW ALBUM!
« on: April 20, 2009, 11:34:38 PM »


jason.sloan [ -- ] will be officially released april 27th. pre-orders are now being taken at: http://jasonsloan.com
visit the store's limited edition section to place your pre-order. this first edition will sell out quickly.

the first 100 copies will be a signed and numbered edition with the disc housed between two 1/4" pieces of perspex. those attending this past weekends gatherings concert in philadelphia with jason.sloan & saul stokes had the chance to grab these up first. we took about 30 copies and sold them all very quickly. once the limited run has expired, [ -- ] will be sold as an unlimited standard jewel boxed edition.

review of [ -- ]

Jason Sloan's explorations in sound, texture and atmosphere go a bit further on his cryptically named CD [--] (41'02"). Until his performance at The Gatherings Concert Series in 2008, Sloan's music was smooth and spacious. It opened up and filled ambient areas with the slow motion of sustaining chords and a gradual metamorphosis of timbre. By adding the elements of rhythm and melody, his live set provided a surprisingly deeper examination of the interior landscape - and most probably led to the realization of [--]. The six tracks are more song-like than previous works. With layers of reverberant e-bow guitar over sampled percussion loops or cloud-soft synth pads churning alongside digital-age beats, Sloan's musical ideas posses a shimmering exuberance. Expanding beyond the uniformity of structure found on his past albums, the energy of the new fuller arrangements is subdued by dreamy atmospherics. Sparking then smoldering, this album plays out across an ever-changing landscape - and deserves praise for aiming so high.

- Chuck van Zyl / STAR'S END

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Re: jason.sloan [ -- ] NEW ALBUM!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 03:13:40 PM »
just a heads up that [ -- ] is now available for ordering.

all the pre-orders were shipped on saturday! [ -- ] is going quickly, so order now if you want a copy of the limited edition.
mp3 download is also available through the store at jasonsloan.com and soon in all the regular digital outlets [amazon, itunes, emusic, rhapsody etc...]

remember you can preview the whole album over on the news page at jasonsloan.com


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Re: jason.sloan [ -- ] NEW ALBUM!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 07:09:41 PM »
a bit overdue i know, but thought i would mention that jason put on a superb set last week at this year's inaugural gatherings event in philly. eschewing general 'ambience', he opted instead to present a varied showing of beat-based constructs that were whipped into engaging, well-wrought soundscapes, shot through with bits & tears of the kind of drone/atmospheric work he's so well-known for. also finally got to meet him after all these years (he was an interview subject for one of the earliest issues of "e/i"); very gregarious chap with a broad interest in music, and talented to boot. oh, and this new album is quite excellent, through & through, from the plexiglass encasement it comes in to the adroit textures weaved within. highly recommended.
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