SONNAMBLE: Blindlight (Forwind)

themilkman on Sep 13th 2011 11:23 pm

Sonnamble: Blindlight

Forwind 2011
04 Tracks. 30mins55secs

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Although originally the project of London-based sound artist Conor Curran, Sonnamble is in fact a collaborative effort between him and double bass and lap steel guitar player Peter Marsh, which aims at confronting live performance and processing. Following a first album together, Seven Months In E Minor, released last year, the pair return with a rather short collection of beautiful textural pieces.

Building on sound sources provided by Marsh, Curran creates intricate soundscapes in which he pulls the original sound components apart, distorts or distresses them, then places them into incredibly complex and dense miniature structures. Continue Reading »

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SONNAMBLE: Seven Months In E Minor (Forwind)

themilkman on Jun 4th 2010 01:14 am

Sonnamble: Seven Months In E Minor

Seven Months In E Minor
Forwind 2010
07 Tracks. 43mins30secs

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Sonnamble is originally the project of London-based software designer and musician Conor Curran, who, after completing his music studies at Trinity College Dublin, has been involved with a number of projects, including his solo work as CjC. With Sonnamble, Curran aims at exploring the possibilities of live digital processing in improvised music. For this debut release, Curran teamed up with bass and guitar player Peter Marsh. The pair spent the best part of a year developing an approach that allowed them to process their respective instruments and incorporate the resulting sounds into substantial music compositions.

Sonnamble weave intense granular textural soundscapes, processed live from heavily treated electric and lap steel guitars, double bass, electric bass and analogue synthesizers, into beautiful introspective sparse pieces which all share a particularly abstract aesthetic. Continue Reading »

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