[Microsound-announce] Paul Bradley - new album on con-v

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Fri Sep 14 15:18:42 EDT 2007

brand new cdr release by this well known droner based
in Preston, UK:

Somatic is a mixture of sounds sourced from field
recordings that were taken
mostly in Spain and Turkey, Cello, Voice, other
instruments and various
manipulated objects; for example a large sheet of
plastic glass. The resulting
drones and textures are fused together to try and
create an effective mix
of abstracted phonography and more melodic
instrumental movements.

Somatic means “of, relating to, or affecting the body;
corporeal or physical”. I
felt this title particularly suited the work due to
its more tangible, telluric,
or earthly quality. Recent releases such as ‘chroma’,
have looked upwards
and beyond the confines of our normal horizons,
whereas Somatic mirrors
and reinterprets more conventional surroundings.

Early working titles were based around the idea of
being “without eyes” or
“without image” and this original concept was carried
through with the sleeve
design. The focus is on the act of listening away from
additional stimuli,
leaving the listener to create their own unique


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