Echolocation #5

by Nathan McLaughlin

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This is Nathan McLaughlin’s latest installment of his Echolocation series. Following releases on Digitalis and Gift Tapes, #5 also continues the organic and thoughtful work of his duo Loud & Sad. Focused on tape loops, layers of delay, and some chordal forms, each piece is meticulously and methodically built, with each sonic element given its due. This sense of pacing and care given to every moment is a crucial element of McLaughlin’s work, and it’s deeply attuned here. The pieces reflect the environment in which they were composed, tight-knit and rural; they mass like storm clouds, and then are barely there, leaving just the fluttering of a distant echo. Stretches of silence, and windblown expanses. Rich chords swell into deeply contemplative passages that are gradually stripped away. A gorgeous, hushed set of tape music.

Reviews:
Frans de Waard
www.vitalweekly.net/775.html
Jesse Goin / Crow With No Mouth
crowwithnomouth-jesse.blogspot.com/2011/11/gather-1.html
Zen Effects
zeneffects.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/nathan-mclaughlin-echolocation-5/

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released April 9, 2011

Mastered by Eric Steiger
Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery and N. McLaughlin

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Notice Recordings Kingston, New York

Notice Recordings started in Chicago in 2009. We are now based in Kingston, NY, and New Orleans, LA. We release experimental and contemporary sound works. Notice Recordings is run by Evan Lindorff-Ellery (NY) and Travis Bird (LA).

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