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Sven Laux - Scattered Fragments of Separation (the complete story) album cover

Sven LauxScattered Fragments of Separation (the complete story)

Label:whitelabrecs – WLR092
Format:
2 x CDr, Album, Limited Edition, of 100
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Ambient, Drone, Electroacoustic, Experimental, Modern Classical

Tracklist

CD1
1Fragment 16:29
2Fragment 24:41
3Fragment 33:43
4Fragment 410:57
5Fragment 54:20
6Fragment 65:00
7Fragment 72:58
8Fragment 88:27
9Fragment 94:55
CD2
10Fragment 104:40
11Fragment 114:28
12Fragment 123:21
13Fragment 136:26
14Fragment 146:00
15Fragment 156:20
16Fragment 163:49
17Fragment 177:10
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In 2020’s mammoth Home Diaries series, Berlin composer Sven Laux contributed the 25th edition in this collection, which focused on the lives of sonic artists from across the globe and their own unique experiences during the pandemic.

Sven was handed an unplanned hiatus from creating music, due to staying some 100 kilometres away from his studio. He was based with relatives for childcare purposes and the weeks away from his art led to him returning home alone. He knew that whichever path he took, a compromise was required as he had to either be away from his family or separated from the creativity that so defines him. Separation became the theme to an immersive collection of ‘fragments’, which was created almost instinctively over a short period of time following his return.

Later in 2020, sunken and heartbroken, Sven set about exploring these themes once again. The result is an expansive double album, containing both the original 9 pieces that were released as the Home Diaries edition and 8 new pieces. This is a record that is unapologetically cinematic, presented by an artist who is adept in sound design and writing music for film. The honest and reflective portrait photography by Polina Georgescu cements this as an auto-biopic experience, Laux’s most personal album to date. Scattered Fragments of Separation (The Complete Story) follows the ‘Schachmatt’ and ‘ODD’ albums released in 2018 and 2019 respectively and marks four successive years of releasing music with us. Sven has also released with labels including Archives, Dronarivm and Fluid Audio.

In the liner notes on the CD, it is stated that this is ‘music for the brokenhearted, written by a broken heart’ and in just under 2 hours of sound texture, the music will both break and restore you, as melancholy moods are interspersed with moments of drama, peace and acceptance.

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