AARON MARTIN & LEONARDO ROSADO - IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT WHEN EVERYTHING IS ASLEEP
fluid audio 2016, edition of ?
"I can still hear the humming of life / And everything still makes static sense / Even the bitterness of your departure / The syncopated beat of the heart / And the consciousness that all silence is violent / In the dead of night when everything is asleep... Leonardo spent some extra time finding the right balance for the combination of sounds, and, in the end, I think we were able to create something that represents both of our musical personalities, but that neither of us could achieve on our own. - AM" - FLUID AUDIO
stunning modern classical ambient drone, gorgeous cello composition interwoven with subtle field recording / found sound / musique concrete artifacts and minimal (piano? synth? tape?) accompaniment, somber if not devastatingly wistful, incredibly vivid and deeply moving, goosebump inducing, tapping into DISCREET MUSIC and SINKING OF THE TITANIC, even ZEIT (by my twisted fanatic measure), STARS OF THE LID brought down to earth, contemporary to SEAN MCCANN's SINCERE WORLD and DAVID ANDREE & JOSH MASON's CALL RESPONSE, leaning further out (in?) into the weirdo cassette blogosphere alongside CLAY and YONKERS' JOHN WAYNE DEATH SCENE (REC #83) and MICHAEL TANNER & ALISON COTTON's self titled tape (REC #134, second edition out now), packaged exquisitely courtesy FLUID AUDIO as is par for their course, which i know because i've perused their immaculately photographed catalog a time or two, but this is the first i absolutely had to have - this might be the best cd i will ever own