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Midnight Xpander

by Marcia Bassett

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Ltd Edition pressing
Full color jackets with black poly sleeves
Released: May 16 2022 Day of the super flower blood moon lunar eclipse
order from Yew Recordings - yewrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-xpander

Past and present assimilated by the human mind invoke the invisible. A memory of standing at the edge of Brunnsviken as leaves the color of gold fall through my frame of focus. A season in transition set against a darkening sky, the rise and fall of repetitions stretch through and between time. I recorded Midnight Xpander at the EMS studios in Stockholm Sweden in late October, 2019. Further assembling and mixing took place during the very unsettling year of 2020. Working from my home studio, intuitive exploration drew abstractions and hallucinatory fueled celestial interactions. The Night-blooming Cereus, Queen of the night, blooms, departing as the sun rises at dawn. Variations of sensitive progression punctuated by delicate bells and field recordings meld into the Buchla-heavy thickness weaving a cyclical backdrop of a mechanical churning, programmable and manipulated by patches, connecting one point to the other. Jagged lines, explosive sound gestures, scraping, and resonance of open-faced piano strings brought to life by the Piezothing set against a dense buzzing drone open side 2. Exploration variables both manipulated and discovered in real-time performance, cross over, an X, the light refractions between sky and water, myself in change, the changing season, a private world, continually revealed in contemporary restlessness.

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released May 16, 2022

Music and arrangements by Marcia Bassett
Andrew Lafkas Bass on Glacial Scar

Special thanks to the EMS Elektronmusikstudion staff
Mixing in NYC by Marcia Bassett and Stephen Conover
Vinyl mastering Clint Holley & Dave Polster at Well Made Music

Cover design Marcia Bassett; Night Blooming Cereus, Temple of Flora painting by John Robert Thorton

Glacial Scar video by Sean Julian shot on Digital Harinezumi

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