Olivia Block – field recordings, piano, reed organ, editing & mixing
Kyle Bruckmann – oboe, English horn, suona, accordion, field recordings, editing & mixing


“At the heart of the four-part suite is Block’s immaculate field recordings, which often cast nature as an ominous, harrowing presence, combined with Bruckmann’s massed double reed lines (ranging from upper-register multi-phonics to rugged acoustical beating). Yet there’s much more going on. Clatter and scrapes derived from highly amplified, unidentifiable sources give the music a bracing tactility, and a meticulous sound mix suggests three-dimensionality. The constantly changing array of foreground activity and subtly morphing environments produce a gripping suspense that complements the stunning tonal palette.” (Peter Margasak, Downbeat)

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