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The Luminous Ground

The Luminous Ground
Vinyl LP / Download (ROOM40, 2011)

“Hearing this music for the first time has a similar impact to the first exposure to Oval’s Systemisch from 1994, or the early Sähkö recordings like Ø’s Metri, in that it has a beauty partly derived from having travelled beyond the reach of human influence” – Rob Young, The WIRE

“the success in transforming the intractable modular synthesizer into an emotional, protean creature is one of Chantler’s greatest strengths”  Isaac Aronson, Foxy Digitalis

New Reviews of ‘The Luminous Ground’

New review of The Luminous Ground appeared on The Silent Ballet:

“Even during the sparser pieces, the music is void of anything concrete, and there’s something quite strange about being hypnotized by an album that distances itself so adamantly from stasis and constancy. Chantler captivates the listener in a limbo of ceaseless movement, leaving them dazed and somewhat disorientated by the eternal state of change.” 7.5/10 Jack Chuter

There is also a review by Rob Young in the latest issue of THE WIRE magazine:

“Hearing this music for the first time has a similar impact to the first exposure to Oval’s Systemisch from 1994, or the early Sähkö recordings like Ø’s Metri, in that it has a beauty partly derived from having travelled beyond the reach of human influence”

Two LPs coming soon

First up will be ‘The Luminous Ground’ – 6 new (finished Oct ’10) modular synth jams. Ltd edition of 300(ish) LPs released by the ROOM40 label of Brisbane, Australia.  Mastered by LUPO at D&M and pressed in Deutschland at Optimal. More info and sound samples coming soon.

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This will be followed by a private edition of 100 LPs. Two pieces: ‘Automatic Music for Erik Griswold’ and ‘Unknown Season’ – The first a slice of ‘automatic music’ from a self-playing synth patch recorded whilst in Australia in December 2010 and the second a hefty slab of twin organ stasis recorded to tape a few years ago.  Mastered by Lawrence English. DMM pressing.  Covers will be a two colour screenprint of an ink drawing by Marcus Cope. Picture is of a test print…

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