Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Aeolian String Ensemble-Lassithi / Elysium ,CD,1998,UK

This is the first, full-length release by the UK based project Aeolian String Ensemble. Although originally set for release on the legendary United Dairies label, Robot Records have secured distribution. The work was produced by David Kenny, a long time collaborator on Nurse With Wound / Current 93 projects.
Consisting of two evolving pieces, Lassithi (1992) and a specially commissioned new work Elysium (1996) this CD offers a more linear and fluid overview of this fascinating material than that of excerpted, early compilation appearances.
The Aeolian String Ensemble's post production technique (harmonic extraction) on sounds generated by the strings of various different materials, recorded at sympathetic locations, create a hazy, shifting and spacious atmosphere for your total aural immersion".


Music is created by manipulated Aeolian harp tunes(see photo bellow),giving a floating ambient spacious atmosphere.

get it here
or here(not quite sure if massmirror link is working as many problems were faced uploading to mass mirror)


Quazi said...

You should contact massmirror and tell them about the problem if you have not already.


William III said...

Aeolian String Ensemble is excellent! Like strong ambience.