[Microsound-announce] jeremy bible & jason henry - vryashn - new album now available
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Tue Jul 15 09:43:21 EDT 2008
Wanted to share the news of a new album by myself and friend Jason
that we are very excited about and think many of you would enjoy.
Our new album 'Vryashn' is out now and available from the fantastic
record label Gears of Sand. Alternatively you can get details/samples
"This two track opus is a truly epic immersion into the vast
imaginations of Bible and Henry. The confident, effortless development
of broken piano treatment at Vryashn's epicenter bring to mind the
sublime energy of Harold Budd and Brian Eno. The unique talents of the
constantly evolving Bible and Henry are on full display with Vryashn.
For one, the well honed laptopist duo turn here to piano as their main
While the warmth, spacious piano movements of ambient pioneers Harold
Budd and Brian Eno is often drawn upon for inspiration by other
artists, few are able to use the instrument in ways heard on Vryashn.
Rather than sparse notes played between silences, Bible and Henry use
the piano as a launching pad into a sprawling world of minimal piano
motifs that build tension and release given a depth through subtle
Vryashn is arguably a definitive statement of Bible and Henry's
talents as composers on the cutting edge of an overflowing and
arguably oversampled electronic scene.
Beyond synthetic 'soundscapes' or 'interesting textures' Vryashn
coalesces into an extraordinarily epic journey.
Unfolding over two movements clocking in at just over 50 minutes, the
work's addictive minimalist motifs pull the listener in only to be
washed over--often unexpectedly--by subtle sonorities of breathy
fibrillations, pulsing machinery, and radiant drones that intrigue but
never serve to take Vryashn off its massive, radiant course. In a
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