[note - I have no attachment to Glacial Movements or Scott Morgan]Now playing: Loscil - coast/ range/ arc
I dearly love this album. It's paced beautifully, taking it's time. It's released on the Glacial Movements label and the music fits the label name perfectly. Well crafted ambient, electronic, drone, slow melodies, gentle, beautiful, well placed harmonies and counter melodies. Extremely well done. Here's what Glacial Movements has to say about it: http://www.glacialmovements.com/rele11.htm
Loscil is a recording project of the Canadian composer Scott Morgan. His career in the ambient music genre began in 1999 with the debut self-produced work A New Demonstration of Thermodynamic Tendencies which drew the attention of American label Kranky. Working primarily with Kranky and Ghostly International, loscil has released some wonderful works which led him to be defined by worldwide media as one of the most authoritative composers of electronic music of our times. One of loscil’s main features is to write environmental weavings which revolve around a well-defined subject. For example, the subject of thermodynamic principles with Triple Point or the subaquatic work Submers, where every composition takes its name from that of a historic submarine.
This aspect of the Canadian artist perfectly merges with the Glacial Movements theme and philosophy; that of glacial and isolationist ambient music.
In fact, coast/range/arc is centered around the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest, studded with glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and epic views. The majestic ranges form a striking mountain landscape. These tracks explore the timelessness of mountainous elevations; oxygen deprived and surrounded by boundless skies. Mountains are hardly static - in fact they are dynamic on a time scale beyond the human experience. They grow, buckle, twist, erupt and erode at an epic pace. The Coast Range Arc is filled with such mountains and valleys, their dynamics nearly imperceptible. They evoke awe and a connection to an imperceptible past. They are constantly changing, yet represent such a seemingly stoic fixture in our relatively short lives.
TRACKLIST + INFO NOTES:
1 black tusk (10:02)
2 fromme (07:33)
3 stave peak (06:38)
4 névé (08:05)
5 brohm ridge (11:24)
6 goat mountain (10:31)
All music composed and produced by Scott Morgan (SOCAN), 2010-2011
Cover Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Art Direction/Photo Manipulation/Layout: Keep Adding
A Glacial Movements Records release, April 2011. All rights reserved