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Loscil - Sea Island
Loscil
Sea Island
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Sea Island is Vancouver ambient artist Scott Morgan's first LP for Kranky since 2012's Sketches From New Brighton, and it follows a split EP with Fieldhead on Gizeh Records. Comprising a mixture of tried-and-tested live tracks and others written in the studio, the album reportedly "represents a range of compositional approaches" from deeply-layered textures to more improvisational methods, including work with acoustic instruments such as the piano, vibraphone and violin played by a cast of local musicians, as well as Seattle pianist Kelly Wyse and vocalist Ashley Pitre.

Like much of Morgan's work, Sea Island is named for a place in Vancouver. In this case, it's the island that houses the city's international airport.
Loscil - Plume
Loscil
Plume
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
1st time ever on vinyl. Loscil's 4th album finally reissued. "Composed with perfect amounts of subtle delay, layer upon layer of blissful chimes, & plenty of space, 'Plume' makes for a quintessential escape from life's daily rushes." - XLR8R. "'Plume' is deeper than any of Morgan's previous efforts & opens itself to you very slowly - the more time you allow it, the more enjoyment you will mine from it's rich cavernous depths." - Boomkat.
Loscil - Equivalents
Loscil
Equivalents
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Kranky)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder 23.08.2019
Canadian composer Scott Morgan’s 12th long-player as loscil takes its title from an influential series of early 20th century photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, abstracting clouds into miasmic, painterly canvases of smoke and shadowplay. It’s a deeply fitting analog for Morgan’s own musical process across the past two decades, fraying forms and tones into widescreen mirages of opaque texture and negative space. The name Equivalents referred to Stieglitz’s notion of the photographs as being equivalent to his “philosophical or emotional states of mind;” the same could be said of these eight weighty, shivering chiaroscuros of sound. Each piece unfolds and evolves enigmatically, adrift in low oxygen atmospheres, shifting dramatically from pockets of density to dissipated streaks of moonlit vapor.
The entirety of the record was created specifically for the album with the exception of “Equivalent 7,” which began as a dance score for frequent collaborator Vanessa Goodman. The album version of this track was reworked with Vancouver musician Amir Abbey aka Secret Pyramid. Cloud photographs taken by Scott Morgan at various locations throughout Cascadia in 2018.
Loscil - Sine Studies 3
Loscil
Sine Studies 3
7" | 2019 | US | Original (Jaz)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Sine Studies 3 marks the third in a series of 7” releases by Loscil on Jaz ecords which explores the singular sound source of digital sine waves. Digital sine waves themselves are simple, synthetic sounds with no overtones or timbre. With the Sine Studies series, Loscil processes, transforms and shapes these building blocks imbuing them with texture and color through the use of layering, processing and distorting.
Loscil - Submers
Loscil
Submers
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Kranky)
26,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Scott Morgan’s second Loscil full-length, Submers, took inspiration from salvaged Time Life classical music albums and “the indelible mystery of submarines and the deep sea.” Composed using a custom-built Max / MSP sequencer—with no external samplers, synthesizers, or acoustic instruments involved—the limitations of the process shaped these masterful, minimal compositions. Each piece was produced as a live mix, direct to disk, with no separated tracks. Originally issued in November of 2002 on compact disc, Kranky is now making these timeless recordings available on vinyl for the first time.

All of these tracks are named after submarines, the final cut being a requiem for the crew of the ill fated Russian nuclear vessel Kursk. Recorded at home using only samples as sound sources, the album is rife with sourceless echoes, steely surfaces and ominous melodic and rhythmic undertows. The sifted melodies are layered over muffled, clicking and pulsing rhythm tracks with an appropriately aquatic feel to the tracks.
Loscil - Monument Builders
Loscil
Monument Builders
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Kranky)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Monument Builders is the new album from loscil, the ambient/electronic project of prolific composer Scott Morgan. It was primarily created on sample-based instruments in Morgan’s century old Vancouver home. Like that aged space, this music is also rough-hewn, with rickety samples of boiling kettles and resonant moving air. Recordings from a vintage micro-cassette recorder contribute distortion, rattles and textures that serve as both percussion and abstract aural color. According to Morgan, the genesis for the album may have begun as he viewed an old VHS copy of the American experimental film Koyaanisqatsi. “Something about the time-tarnished visuals and the pitch warble on Philip Glass’s epic score added a new layer of intrigue for me,” says Morgan. “Glass has always been an influence but lo-fi Glass felt like a minor revelation, as if the decay was actually enhancing the impact of the film’s message.” The investigations on Monument Builders also took inspiration from the anti-humanist writings of influential philosopher John Gray, as well as photographer Edward Burtynsky’s iconic aerial photographs of pollution and environmental destruction. “Gray’s writing, particularly his book Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, reinforced a bleak notion I had that we humans don’t have much say in how it all turns out,” says Morgan. “With Burtynsky, I was struck by the fact that something so strikingly beautiful could be the result of large-scale waste and exploitation.” Monument Builders was composed during a period in which the life-and-death battles of close friends and family forced Morgan to examine his own feelings on mortality. In the course of that introspection, Morgan found himself buoyed by a feeling of celebration and a stubborn sense of survival—an acknowledgement of what it means to be able to breathe and create amidst the clash of love and chaos. Ultimately, Morgan hopes the music here can offer listeners solace while leaving room for exploration and surprise.
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