Tod Dockstader ‎– Aerial #1

Sub Rosa ‎– SR 223
CD, Album
Box Set


1 Song 12:47
2 Om 6:01
3 Rumble 3:21
4 Shout 4:47
5 Raga 3:44
6 Dada 4:25
7 Tremblar 3:22
8 Lala 6:25
9 Myst 4:06
10 Aw 3:12
11 March 6:40
12 Harbor 3:22
13 Swell 7:49
14 Pulse 6:51
15 Second Song 1:30

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered AtMetarc
  • Manufactured BySony DADC – A0100588009-0101



"Airwaves allow for a silence that is not dead, representing a presence even without a signal".

Part one of a three-part work entitled 'Aerial' (240 minutes).
Mastered at Metarc.

All three units in jewel case inserted in a cardboard slipcase in which this Aerial #1 is housed along empty cases for the two others.

Manufactured in EEC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5411867112235
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0100588009-0101 15 A0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94K7

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May 14, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

A mesmerizing trip through the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Dockstader utilized edited loops from thousands of hours of recordings of shortwave radio noise and complied them into a coherent immense structure. At points overwhelming, at points calm and relaxed, it is very easy to get lost amongst the scifi-esque crackles, blips, lfos and swirling ambiance. This music is not much of a casual listen: best suited to either headphones or a very clean, detailed hifi system at fairly high volumes so one can feel the omnipresence/vastness of the work. Dockstader is still as fresh with this release as with his works from 40 years previous, but perhaps his soundscapes are more structured and mature as one would expect from an artist who has been composing for so long.