Marcus Fischer (2) ‎– Monocoastal

12k ‎– 12k1063
CD, Album, Limited Edition



Limited edition: 500

Recorded spring-summer 2010 in Portland, Oregon

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 898339000637
  • Matrix / Runout: 0D257<7205>12K1063
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L489
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8112



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July 4, 2011
Featuring cover art of pinhole photography taken by Marcus Fischer himself, Monocoastal is a document of found objects, a travelogue of a weary nomad across the West Coast of America, a lo-fi collection of field recordings and textures, as if heard through the camera’s pinhole itself. Crumbling noises, background tape hiss, screeching wood, and gentle guitar strums make up the majority of Fischer’s meditation on the Pacific coast. Throughout the recording, we hear an enormous restraint in the balance between organic sound, minimal electronic processing, and the pause of breathing instruments. Fischer’s control of individual sounds within the abstract and physical space, culminates into the warm harmonic waves that fill my morning studio with atonal reverberations and a glowing hum. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Fischer’s focus on composition is guided by experimentation with field recordings, self constructed instruments, and sometimes pure chance. Coupled with visual art, Fischer is also responsible for curating vision+hearing – a series of audio/visual events facilitating collaborations between musicians and filmmakers. His recordings under the map~map moniker are self released via his site, where throughout 2009, Fischer documented one creative project per day for an entire year. Monocoastal is a welcome addition to the 12k catalog, fitting the label’s unique aesthetic.