Published Apr 29, 2016This is an album of soundscape and ambience, with individual spheres and staging events within each. Carr's attention to detail is apparent, as the compositions set themselves up with little time wasted and proceed to assemble the small worlds contained within, complete with interruptions of ambient found sounds and silences.
The transparency and imaging of the events within each piece is clear and effective, as is critical in electroacoustic works. Sounds tell stories, but must speak and enter and leave as intentionally and as artfully as any work of theatre, and Carr has displayed a high level of craft in this regard, also juxtaposing the sonic dynamics of sampled ambient sound and electronically conceived sound. The metered breaths of "Redblooded" come as no surprise following the sound of "Many Goats With Many Bells in Velez Rubio."
This is a beautiful work. (All-Set!)