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- Cello, Violin, Voice, Piano, Tambourine, Sounds [Field Recordings, Processing] – Danielle Baquet-Long
- Design [Sleeve Design], Photography [Cover] – Trym Asserson
- Graphics – Erik Sand (2)
- Mastered By – Andreas Nordenstam
- Piano, Tape, Sounds [Field Recordings, Processing, Iron Triangle Bell] – Will Long
- Producer – Danielle Baquet-Long, Will Long
From their room at the back of the hotel, they saw endless stretches of wheat fields. With open windows, the couple noticed the constant sound of the wheat blowing from the wind, an almost gentle, yet persistent, crackling and fuzz, but also changed constantly. Creating music in their original form, drawing on feelings of togetherness, intimacy, and the expansiveness surrounding them, with the ever-changing landscape, the concept of ‘Pockets of Wheat/Exteriors’ was perceived. With associations to the ghost of Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows, in entirety founded in nature, perceptions arose through constant interpretation of the sounds of nature; aggression, subtlety, intimacy, and distance.
Roughly five hours of recordings of cello, violin, piano, bells, crickets, and wind were then applied the idea of an ‘always changing but always the same’ idea to it. Splicing the recordings to about hundred 5-10 second tape loops, the loops were then played back from laptops and repeated in arbitrarily selected order by the two musicians without predetermined order. As such, the movements of the wheat in the fields by the winds were mimicked: always similar, but constantly changing.
The recording contains 7 movements, though they are strung together not to break the continuity. The several layers found within the recording are not always discernible, but are still there, just more subtle, as is the case with details in nature. Nature’s presence is also an imperative, though not the sole inspiration, but in the end the music of Celer in Pockets of Wheat expresses purely their feelings, identity and the atmosphere surrounding these moments, and in keeping with a continuous recording, captures the essence of what is heard in our daily lives, essentially one singular thing: sound
Recorded in January 2007 in Northern Texas.
Packaged in gatefold carton cover printed at Stumptown Printers with 3 photos.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: (A13519X012 7100163)
- Other: SOUND002. c91005
- Other (Manufacturer ): www.dualplover.com
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LR48
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 9W23