Shuttle358 ‎– Optimal.lp

12k ‎– 12k.1005, 12k ‎– 12k1005
CD, Album, Limited Edition


1 Swarm 5:39
2 Slowly In... 5:51
3 Next 1:49
4 Gone 6:52
5 Optimal 5:21
6 Floops 6:19
7 Emergent 7:21
8 System 8:35
9 Tank 7:34

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These recordings contain subsonic and ultrasonic frequencies. Proper audio monitoring is recommended for listening.
Recorded in Pasadena, California.
Made in Canada.
Limited: 500.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: #990520B 12K.1005 L381 MFG BY CINRAM 21 9.
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6000
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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12k.1005, 12k1005 Shuttle358 Optimal.lp(9xFile, AIFF) 12k, 12k 12k.1005, 12k1005 US Unknown



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August 8, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

Dan Abrams’ Shuttle358 project delivers more icy ambience with the OPTIMAL.LP., an intensely focused, quiet album. “Swarm” travels from some feedback loops into a gentle melody, letting the crackles of static segue into “Slowly In…,” which itself ends on some long tones. Abrams has a knack for tracks that start off sonically dense, then filter out into a minimalist simplicity. The album, as a whole, slides so easily from one track to the next, that it would be tempting to think of this project as a futuristic soundtrack—-say to a meditative science fiction movie like Tartovsky’s Solaris. I can see the title track, “Optimal” as part of a tense shuttle-docking sequence, while “System” is the joyous reunion between man and machine. And “Tank” closes out the album with more drift than the title would imply.