Arabesque

by Ed Hamilton

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    releases 01 March 2015

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1.
Rhaeadrau for RM
2.
05:14
3.
Cirrostratus
4.
Arabesque #1
5.
Waterlog
6.
Rake, Migrate
7.
A Year In A Day

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PLEASE NOTE: release date is TBC.

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Def: The arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of "surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils" or plain lines, often combined with other elements

On Arabesque, Hamilton takes the first four chords of Debussy's 'Arabesque #1' and subjects them to various manipulations, reductions, elongations and strangulations. Continuing where 'Sketches For Skomer' left off, the resultant sounds are meticulously arranged, this time creating elongated compositions that envelope the listener in loops of minimal electronic tones and ambient backdrops, carefully aligned into repetitive melodic phrases.

Crafted over the course of a year or so, Hamilton employed handmade software patches, synths and filters. This awareness of the process, has created his unique sound.

"Hamilton really does have something new to bring to the table, his rhythmic innovations breathing a fresh vitality into a familiar sound and helping to create an atmosphere that is immediately present rather than wistfully remembered."
Fluid Radio

"Hamilton also smartly weaves tactile found sounds in with his laptop-induced layers, creating a hybrid of sound that elegantly references Chihei Hatakeyama’s "Minima Moralia" or a digitized take on Mountains"
Experimedia

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releases 01 March 2015

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