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The Groundskeeper's Almanac (2019​-​2020)

by Coppice Halifax

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Umber Compost 01:07:07
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Silver Compost 01:14:54

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Collecting all ten of the color-sequenced Compost recordings from the start of the Spring season in March 2019 to the terminus of that year's Winter in February 2020, comes the first edition of the Groundskeeper's Almanac, a title designate to organize such projects and align them through a chronological and seasonal ordering.

Sonically, these ten recordings are representational of Coppice Halifax in both classic and current ways - they are longform, impressionistic pieces that are equal parts textural sound design and melodic improvisation. They truly embody the ethos of "Compost, not composition" and illustrate generative processing and synthesis concepts that result in brand new Halifaxian deep techno works, grown and built entirely from the provenance of my Anthelion recordings under my birthname. Everything you hear is resultant from the Anthelion source material, including the rhythms and bass tones, generated via careful equalization, filtering and pitch FX, where a complex system of moving parts transfigures incoming audio (either tonal or atonal) into these shapes and techno-oriented structures that play out across lengthy, immersive listening experiences.

As the Anthelion series of seasonally and elementally inspired recordings continues, so too will the Compost recordings that mutate that originating sound with alchemical magicks in the White Pillar Workshop. This is the first volume of what could be many more like it.

credits

released August 7, 2020

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at White Pillar Workshop, March 2019-February 2020, using only the Anthelion session recordings as source sound. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Text and design by ABM&D. Photography by Brian, Ohio 2018, using a Mamiya/Sekor 1000 DTL and 35mm color film. This is Milieu Music number AD53, 53rd issue in the Arboreal Digest reissue catalog. www.milieu-music.com / www.analogbotany.com

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Coppice Halifax Dayton, Ohio

Analog Botany, since 2005.12.08. Impressionist techno and bedroom fantasist electronics. Compost instead of composition.

I also release music as Milieu: milieumusic.bandcamp.com

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