The Tea Merchant And His Atmospheres

by Evan Lindorff-Ellery

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Notice’s own resident artist returns with his second solo tape. The Tea Merchant and His Atmospheres is a fully realized and very personal work of minimal, expressionist sound art that incorporates elements from the artist’s life, including field recordings from his home and travels, as well as layers of at-home processing, including the use of radio static, room tone, and cassettes that he’s developed as half of Dense Reduction. Minimal yet highly textured sound environments run up against each other loftily like waves against foreign shores. As the pieces deepen over the course of each side, Lindorff-Ellery unfolds the mysterious connections that make up a sense of home, a sense of self. Non-narrative, nonrepresentational, closely observed, and resolutely analog. Through the unique use of these elements, Lindorff-Ellery is mapping his life and environments in a compelling way.

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released August 17, 2011

Evan Lindorff-Ellery:
Tingsha bells, hand bells, cymbals, radio, microphones, voice, room tone, no-input mixing, forgotten and unmastered 4-track and 2-track cassette tapes

Recorded to tape, late Winter - early Spring 2010

Reviews:

Frans de Waard / Vital Weekly
vitalweekly.net/796.html Adrian Dziewanski / Scrapyard Forecast
www.scrapyardforecast.blogspot.com/2012/02/3-tapes-notice-recordings.html

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Notice Recordings Portland, Oregon

Notice Recordings started in Chicago in 2009. Since then, we have relocated to Portland, OR, and New Orleans, LA, and continue to release experimental and contemporary sound works.

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