Echolocation #5

by nathan mclaughlin

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SandSpace the best part of a echolocation series Favorite track: 5.2.
Weird Ear Records
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Weird Ear Records After having falling asleep to this album, I realized that the crescendo/change in the 3rd track triggered a momentous dream sequence that combined an almost shimmering earthquake that crumbled my room and left me on a prairie/meadow of sorts, which I adjusted to very quickly, as it tends to happen in dreams.... Favorite track: 5.3.


From the label:

"Following releases on Digitalis and Gift Tapes, #5 also continues the organic and thoughtful work of his duo Loud & Sad. Focused on tape loops, layers of delay, and some chordal forms, each piece is meticulously and methodically built, with each sonic element given its due. This sense of pacing and care given to every moment is a crucial element of McLaughlin’s work, and it’s deeply attuned here. The pieces reflect the environment in which they were composed, tight-knit and rural; they mass like storm clouds, and then are barely there, leaving just the fluttering of a distant echo. Stretches of silence, and windblown expanses. Rich chords swell into deeply contemplative passages that are gradually stripped away. A gorgeous, hushed set of tape music. An edition of 100, Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire."



released April 9, 2011

Recorded in Phoenixville, PA in 2010 by Nathan McLaughlin.
Mastered by Erich Steiger
Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery and N. McLaughlin. Foil stamped on heavy stock



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nathan mclaughlin Hudson, New York

"There is a knighthood of the 20th Century whose members do not ride through the darkness of physical forests as of old, but through the forest of darkened minds....They must create inner order, inner justice, peace and conviction in the darkness of our time."

Dr. Karl Koenig
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