Nicholas Maloney – Lignum Muzek CS
Minimalist in arrangement but planetary in room size, the longform tracks move between spatial experiment and texture-as-mood. Wood has a heavy presence on the album—Maloney saws it, throws it off a roof onto a shed. But musique concrète is just one of the tape’s dimensions. There are affective swells, romantic and buoyant, but still they retain a climatological sensibility. The artist’s interest in pushing the listener’s focus leads to deep listening gone weird: Lignum Muzek evokes that feeling when the sounds of Earth suddenly become understood as cosmological events, alien, gorgeous, and terrifying.
Composed using field recordings of wooden structures, trees, large outdoor spaces, wood degradation, and various natural sonic environments around Mississippi – along with prepared acoustic guitar and banjo, woodwinds, trombone, sheet metal, thrown objects, cassette tapes, voice, synthesizers, and organ.
professionally dubbed type I cassettes limited to 75 copies with hand-printed covers using water-based ink on recycled paper
composition and synthesizer assistance – Cole Beaune
artwork – Astrid Bowlby
all proceeds to Big House Books (Jackson, MS, USA) – bighousebooksms.org // instagram.com/bighousebooksms
This is a pre order item and ships on or around November 20th.