I find them most effective if you close your eyes, and let the music take you wherever your mind wants to wander under the influence of the sounds. The atmospheric feel of this track comes from the processing and manipulation of that recording, where sounds are drawn out and shortened in different ways. It is quite rare in that only 200 copies were released. Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Review 1891982 This limited edition release is a recording of a short live set Steven Wilson and Frans de Waard played together in their respective guises of Bass Communion and Freiband in 2014. However, with the both of them busy with their own projects, those tracks got pushed to the side.
At the 5 minute mark, strummed, echoing electric guitar chords come in and Theo Travis begins to add his sax giving a slow sustained melody of sorts, though it is improvised just like the plucked strings. It can get rather loud and harsh at times leaving you tense and alert, but can sweep you away in psychedelic textural waves in others. Intensity builds in what sounds like manipulated choir sounds, but they are processed so much it's hard to tell. It definitely has a danceable trance vibe throughout it's entire length. The layered flutes and sax provide some atmospheric textures. By the , Wilson began to notice an increasing amount of music inspired by the same experimental artists who inspired Altamont.
If you are a Bass Communion fan, then this collection is a must have. There are plenty of beautiful textures and sounds that can take you to places in your mind when you let them. They are great for meditation or for just enjoyment. Those familiar with 'Frippertronics' and 'Soundscapes' will recognize the unique sounds as they ebb and recede, each time coming back with some slight variations that get layered on top of each other. They come about as experiments in texture made from processing the sound of real instruments and field recordings. At 11 minutes, the strummed guitar fades out leaving just the echoing sax and some high pitched sounds swirling around. Please improve this by adding.
This is not music in the traditional sense as much as it is soundscapes with a lot of experimentation. It starts out quite minimal with what sounds like astronaut voices. Chimes with manipulated tones play over the top, with a 'wet' percussive noise continuing along. Again, if you are curious about this music, then these first 3 albums are the ones to get for first-timers to see if it appeals to you. Thanks to Steven Wilson for his kindness and approval with this release. This is just amazingly lovely. Bass Communion's albums have often featured collaborations from other musicians, including of , , Bryn Jones also known as , and.
This one is definitely more experimental. I should really like this but right from the first listen I knew this wasn't for me surprisingly. Check it out though if your into eerie music because most seem to love this one. The album was later released on vinyl in December 2007 by Tonefloat Records and includes exclusive bonus material on Side D. The 2nd disc contains two tracks. This all fades after 13 minutes.
Deep underneath it all, there are some odd metallic noises. This version of the album ends with 'Snakebird', a remix of various portions of the album done by Mark Poysden of 'The Square Root of Sub'. It fades into the next track from there. It has a low drone, echoing noises, and a few chords that come and go. If you like experimental noise rock, then this is something you would definitely want to check out though. It can be like getting transported to being able to visualize scenes in my mind always being influenced by the sounds and experiences in my life at the time of listening.
Some processed music glues it all together, but the tones are subdued, as if playing in another room. The different tone comes not in how Wilson's independent work fine-tunes with the heavy stuff of his mega-bands, but in how his independent work has an independent vibration as well, without referencing back to the music of other projects. This is a very fascinating track just under 10 minutes, and it helps to create some variety to the overall picture. You can hear the tones all mixed in the drone as it builds and secondary noises swirl around. Of course, Bass Communion is all Steven Wilson performing and playing everything.
It is very peaceful and soothing. They are long works, designed to but you into some type of space or environment. Title Writer s Length 1. Over the 15 years of Bryn's musical career, he released over 100 albums on small labels, so the original concept fit in with his recording style. At 3 minutes, sustained chords fade in and out.