at the magical hour when is becomes if / desert​-​tide

by Simon Cummings

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The sonic poles of noise & pitched material are heard in delicate vein on this digital EP, which presents two works composed in June 2010 •


released October 2, 2010

Opusculum 29 & 30
Interrobang i04
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Track Name: at the magical hour when is becomes if
at the magical hour when is becomes if focuses entirely on pitches, juxtaposing them in clouds & clusters ever in flux, drifting, dissipating & coalescing within a relatively narrow sonic space • Taking its starting point from a macro photograph of a sheet of ice, the 10-minute piece is a shimmering, ambient celebration of things imagined (the ‘if’ of the title; as opposed to things real, that which ‘is’) •
Track Name: desert-tide
desert-tide takes a gentle journey through a small, noise-based landscape • Although redolent in sound of both the sea & shifting sands, the title actually has alternative meanings in mind: ‘desert’ as in to abandon; ‘-tide’ a reference to the suffix denoting a (usually) sacred period of time •