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ben richter - panthalassa - dream music of the once and future ocean (cd)

PREORDER // This item is expected to arrive to us on Friday June 02, 2017. Please be aware that unforeseen delays which are out of our control can occur. Orders are shipped once all items on the order are available to ship.


ARTIST // ben richter
LABEL // infrequent seams records (us)
CAT // is1013cd


A set of works exploring microtonality, timbre, and drone, beginning with a 3-movement work for multitracked prepared accordion, followed by timbral electronic, orchestral, and solo works. Panthalassa: Dream Music of the Once and Future Ocean transforms a prepared microtonal accordion into the voice of the primordial Earth-wide ocean, conjuring alien worlds with streams of sound alternately eerie and jubilant. In addition to the title piece, the album demonstrates the breadth of Ben Richters sonic exploration with orchestral and electronic works. The overall vision is a mesmerizing dreamscape of shimmering just-intonation harmonies, constantly shifting timbres, and sliding, moaning melodies that carry the listener deep into an otherworldly abyss.