Loscil ‎– Plume

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Tracklist

Motoc 6:27
Rorschach 8:17
Zephyr 5:17
Steam 6:53
Chinook 6:55
Bellows 6:24
Halcyon 8:19
Charlie 8:47
Mistral 6:00

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRANK 096 Loscil Plume(CD, Album) Kranky KRANK 096 US 2006 Sell This Version
krank096 Loscil Plume(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Kranky krank096 Europe 2006
KRANK 096 Loscil Plume(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Kranky KRANK 096 US 2006 Sell This Version
KRANK096 Loscil Plume(2xLP, Album, RE) Kranky KRANK096 US 2015 Sell This Version

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Luminon

Luminon

August 14, 2010
referencing Plume, CD, Album, KRANK 096
This is a beautiful album. Headphone Commute's review sums it up pretty well. I like this one Loscil's album best, though I don't know them yet all.
Plume is doubtlessly the most ambient and minimalistic album you can find in my collection. I'm not a complete fan of the whole genre, but this album is beyond genres.

Favorite tracks: Zephyr and Mistral
Headphone_Commute

Headphone_Commute

February 9, 2008
referencing Plume, CD, Album, KRANK 096
Vancouver based Scott Morgan is a sound director within the video game industry. But that's his daytime job, and his contemporary ambient soundscapes constructed with looping oscillators (a similar function in Csound computer language is compounded to Loscil) don't have much in common with game music. In contrast, Morgan's fourth album Plume, on Chicago's Kranky Records, is a relaxing, atmospheric, and hypnotic trip unfolding layers of sound complimented by ethereal percussion, gentle xylophone taps, and strums of elbow guitar. For Morgan, the creation of music starts "with a harmonic root from which sounds [are] processed into a loose structure over which the live players could improvise". Each track within the album grows, transitions, and gradually develops into a piece bestowing a specific state of mind or a flashback to a concrete memory. A quote from Morgan's elaboration on a piece capturing the growth of family, if you will: " 'Charlie' was composed after seeing/hearing my daughter Sadie through ultrasound while she was still in the womb. The track was also partly composed as a womb-like sound experience for her to sleep to after she was born, hence the heart beats..." Recommended if you like his ambient label mates, Stars of the Lid, or other excellent artists in the modern classical genre, like Helios, Deaf Center, and Xela. Favorite track: Bellows.