Prepared Rhodes / Unkown

by Yes Blythe

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    Both cassette comes house in a double sized case. All tapes a pro dubbed. Prepared Rhodes dubbed on Flo Orange shells. Unknown dubbed onto Flo Green shells. The 2 panel inlay has been printed on 300gsm recycled paper and also comes with an insert printed on 300gsm recycled paper. Only 30 copies in stock

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06:18
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07:18
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04:28
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13:44
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07:48
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Surprisingly his first release on the label, Callum Higgins Yes Blythe project arrives on Tombed Visions with double album featuring early, formative sound and installation pieces and a startling new album written entirely on a 1973 Fender Rhodes, showcasing both the genesis of the project and the entirely new boundaries he is now exploring. Yes Blythe’s music has always been intuitively inquisitive, charged with a sense of foreboding and disquiet. The plainly titled ‘Prepared Rhodes’ definitely has that in spades, but with a new found empathy, especially in the last two pieces which sound near song-like, Higgins slowly conjuring mellowed out and hushed melodies from the keys of the piano that blush against the tinkering and clank of the mechanics inside the Rhodes. What’s most interesting about this record, aside from its strides into sheer beauty, is Higgin’s use of editing and looping, especially on the previous three tracks, throwing the percussive experiments drawn from the Rhodes around the mix, experimenting with panning and precision cuts of sound. Its contrast with the formative sound experiments that make up ‘Unknown’ makes this first tape that much richer, but its greatest merit is showing that Higgin’s is unafraid to take risks to further his own journey into sound, its nakedness and directness a revelation when compared to his previous albums. That said, ‘Unknown’s value isn’t just founded in its comparison. The albums importance gives us the clear indication that Higgins was already very masterful at creating huge masses of sound, roiling with detail and menace but also rich in conception. The three long form pieces deal with how sound interacts with and is emboldened by space, a knowledge that Higgin’s has used to devastating effect in the live arena.

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released April 6, 2016

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Tombed Visions Records Manchester, UK

Tombed Visions is a Manchester based cassette label specialising in sound art, ambient music, experimental electronics and improvisation and aims to showcase the fringes of contemporary independent music. All releases are limited edition and packaged with care, combining a love of graphic design, photography, typography with the wondrous sounds released. ... more

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