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CD release: Jonathan Block - The Anatomy of Waves
« on: January 22, 2008, 04:26:09 PM »
Hypnos is very pleased to announce a new release by Jonathan Block on our Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint.  Jonathan has previously worked with Hypnos, when his album Sonic Approach (under his alter-ego Synthetic Block) was released on our Binary sub-label.  Also his track 'The Language of Rocks' heads off the most recent Hypnos compilation Sounds of a Universe Overheard.

The new album, The Anatomy of Waves, is a series of four long tracks featuring improvisations using an electronic "wind instrument" device, an Akai EWI4000s wind synthesizer.

We'll have much more information here soon, but here's  the CD cover, and a track listing with audio clips:



Track listing with MP3 clips:
Diffract - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-01.mp3
Diffuse - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-02.mp3
Dissolve - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-03.mp3
Disperse - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-04.mp3

Thanks to Jonathan for bringing this work to us.  We look forward to sharing these with everyone else. 

If you've seen Jonathan's occasional posts elsewhere here in the Forum about his electronic wind instrument experiments, these pieces derive from the same explorations.
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Re: Upcoming CD release: Jonathan Block - The Anatomy of Waves
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 09:41:23 AM »
Such a fitting title for this release. I had the opportunity to catch Jonathan's set at last year's electro-music.com festival and was impressed with what he could do with just one instrument. Congratulations JB!

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Re: Upcoming CD release: Jonathan Block - The Anatomy of Waves
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 09:52:07 AM »
Jonathan is a great talent.  He really gets some wonderful organic sounds from that instrument.

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Re: CD release: Jonathan Block - The Anatomy of Waves
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 11:40:52 AM »
Thanks for your comments, guys.

This CD has been made available on the Hypnos store today!  I'll follow this note with the regular announcement.
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Re: CD release: Jonathan Block - The Anatomy of Waves
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 11:42:23 AM »
Artist: Jonathan Block
Title: The Anatomy of Waves
Label: Hypnos Secret Sounds hss17, limited cdr edition of 300



2008. Hypnos is very pleased to announce a new release by Jonathan Block on our Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint. Jonathan has previously worked with Hypnos, when his album Sonic Approach (under his alter-ego Synthetic Block) was released on our Binary sub-label. Also his track 'The Language of Rocks' heads off the most recent Hypnos compilation Sounds of a Universe Overheard. The new album, The Anatomy of Waves, is a series of four long tracks featuring improvisations using an electronic "wind instrument" device, an Akai EWI4000s wind synthesizer.

Surface waves. Standing waves. Sound waves. Waves are disturbances that travel through space and time transferring energy from one point to another; often the physical manifestation of an underlying cycle. The Anatomy of Waves is a study of these cycles through evolving waves of sound — representations of our attachment to the crests and troughs that are characteristics of living in this world.

The music on this CD was created using a wind synthesizer processed through an effects pedal board and looped using long delay times that fade slowly, enabling new sounds and loops to be added and subtracted. All the tracks have a compositional foundation but this structure is fluid enough to allow the music to move in any number of directions, often simultaneously. From melodic to abstract, musical elements emerge and coalesce by design and hazard as phrases interact with one another and sounds are added that never become part of a repeating loop. Jonathan Block has been releasing electronic music for over 20 years, often under the name Synthetic Block. Block’s music has been released by Hypnos, Binary and Gears of Sand. In addition to his solo works, Block has performed and recorded with Dave Fulton, The Circular Ruins (APK) and Ben Fleury-Steiner.

The Anatomy Of Waves was recorded using an Akai EWI4000s wind synthesizer with a Vox Tonelab LE for sound processing and a Boss DD-20 digital delay for looping.

Track listing (with mp3 sample clips):
Diffract - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-01.mp3
Diffuse - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-02.mp3
Dissolve - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-03.mp3
Disperse - http://www.hypnos.com/audio/hss-jb-aow-04.mp3

This limited CDR release, on the Hypnos Secret Sounds imprint, is available for purchase for $11.99 here:
http://www.hypnos.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=hss17
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