Luft

by MICHAEL CUTTING

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Date : 08.08.19
Map Point : eilean 87
Color : blue
Season : summer
Duration : 29.56 mn
Edition : limited to 130 copies

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LUFT is the second solo release of Salford-based tape musician Michael Cutting. Continuing his experiments with reel-to-reel recorders, LUFT revels in the imperfections of degrading tape, faltering machines and roughly spliced loops to conjure an intimate yet visceral sonic landscape peppered with tape flutter, crackles and unsteady self-replications. At the centre is the dusty wheezing of a 19th Century organ, with the clicking of its rusty bellows providing much of the music’s rhythmic impetus while its piercing reeds underpin a gently microtonal harmonic language. Complemented at different times by an e-bowed violin, fender rhodes, clarinet, trumpet, sine tone generator and voice, the album’s seven tracks evoke a quiet, imagined journey, a journey both personal and geographical.

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released August 8, 2019

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released August 8, 2019

All music recorded and performed by Michael Cutting, with the exception of the clarinet in Seeking Safe Harbour, performed by Robbie Gardiner, and the voice in Seeking Safe Harbour, performed by Vitalija Glovackyte.

Artwork by Slavomír Zombek
Mastered by Mathias Van Eecloo
Inside photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier

"Many thanks to Mathias Van Eecloo for bringing this album to life"

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MICHAEL CUTTING Manchester, UK

Manchester-based tape musician, one half of the experimental pop duo Hyperdawn. Michael creates music with acoustic instruments and analogue devices. Derived from experiments with reel-to-reel tape machines, his work is characterised by warped loops, lo-fi noise and an emphasis on the theatricality of performance. ... more

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