Evidence of Intense Beauty

Various

Clem Leek - Wil Bolton - sawako - The OO-Ray - A Dancing Beggar - Taylor Deupree - Autistici - Causeyoufair - Richard Chartier - Ian Hawgood - Marcus Fischer - Melodium - Monty Adkins - Porya Hatami - Antonymes - Listening Mirror - Pascal Savy

 

Evidence of Intense Beauty

Music can be a transformational experience...

Evidence of intense beauty is a series of exquisite compositions from pioneers in the field of ambient microsound and modern classical curated by David Newman from Audiobulb Records. These works are exemplars selected by the artists to represent their conceptual sense of beauty.

This collection brings together the work of artists who are immersed in a broad range of aesthetics. Beauty cannot be predefined but the principal responsibility of the composer is to control the experience of time for the listener and in that time help them discover what resonates within.

Paul Dresher once said that human attention and consciousness works by “holding onto a certain amount of familiarity, and then introducing a certain amount of newness”.

This idea brings the hope of an intensely beautiful music. A beauty in what is both endlessly new and evolving becoming incredibly moving. Beauty is the experience of an outstanding and benign emotional impact.

Our audience includes people who actively engage with music and who want to be taken on a journey. Each track takes the ingredients of minimalism coupled with a strong sense of tonality to produce a slowly evolving narrative. We present materials in a way that engages with the listener progressing and enhancing their experience of time.

 

AB069 | October 2016

 

Reviews

  1. Ambient Blog

    The Audiobulb label succesfully proves the existense of intense beauty with the release of this compilation of ‘pioneers in the field of ambient microsound and modern classical’, each selecting a track that ‘represents their conceptual sense of beauty’.

    Among the list of contributors are Clem Leek, Wil Bolton, Sawako, Taylor Deupree, Autistici, Richard Chartier, Ian Hawgood, Marcus Fischer, Monty Adkins, Antonymes, Listening Mirror (to name only a few) .

    Paul Dresher once said that human attention and counsciousness works by “holding onto a certain amount of familiarity, and then introducing a certain amount of newness. “‘ When the familiarity and the newness are balanced, the experience may be one of intense beauty.”

    “Beauty” is different for everyone of course, it’s in the eye of the beholder. But this music is specifically targeted at an audience that “actively engage with music and who want to be taken on a journey”.
    “Each track takes the ingredients of minimalism coupled with a strong sense of tonality to produce a slowly evolving narrative.”
    And for that audience, this equals beauty indeed.

    With a clear conceptual vision like this, the 17 tracks (98 minutes) are not only ‘evidence of intense beauty’, but also proof of the label’s consistent quality.

  2. So What

    È un obiettivo arduo quello individuato da David Newman della Audiobulb Records alla base della raccolta “Evidence of Intense Beauty”. L’intento difatti è quello di riunire in un album la personale trasposizione in suono dell’idea di cristallina bellezza di diciassette diversi sound artist. Ad ognuno di questi è stato chiesto di individuare una traccia edita o composta appositamente da inserire in questo suggestivo e variegato percorso condiviso.

    Il risultato della selezione curata da Newman restituisce una lunga narrazione all’insegna di minimali scorci elettroacustici, che pur se definiti attraverso la peculiare sensibilità del singolo musicista riescono a raggiungere una coralità coesa e coerente. Con estrema naturalezza l’idea di intensa bellezza si travasa dalle calde e morbide trame cullate dal rumore delle onde disegnate da Clem Leek in “At the mercy of the waves” alla stasi luminosa e quieta di “Slate di Wil Bolton, dalla vaporosa sospensione dell’estratto di “Sea last” di Taylor Deupree alle granulose screziature di “Heated dust on a sunlit window” dello stesso Newman sotto l’abituale alias Autistici. Si procede rapiti da una costante sensazione di stupore che assume man mano le sembianze della preziosa miniatura pianistica di “Feeling My Way Blindly Back Home” firmata da Ian Hawgood , delle più crepuscolari risonanze di “Cascadia Obscura” di Marcus Fischer, degli intarsi luminosi velati da una sottile grana ruvida di “Autumn” di Porya Hatami o della nostalgica melodia di “301210” di Antonymes. Attraverso gli ulteriori preziosi contibuti di Sawako, The OO-Ray, A Danging Beggar, Causeyourfair, Richard Chartier, Melodium, Monty Adkins, Listening Mirror si giunge fino all’eterea e dilatata conclusione di “Fading colours” di Pascal Savy che ci lascia galleggiare in un universo sconfinato fatto di pura emozionalità.