microphones in the trees: plinth

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


"Plinth create strange and wondrous music using a collection of calliopes and Victorian music boxes, antique sound makers and wheezing creaking mechanisms from way back when.
and dulcet they are, haunting and mysterious, chiming melodies are laid over the whir of strange machines, it's almost like the soundtrack to some strange mechanical workshop where all the sounds are created via gears, and automatons, a Rube Goldberg like world of contraptions that create melodies, unfurling whirring textures, and the clicking and creaking of clockwork music boxes, the sound of the machines as much a part of the recordings as the music the machines are making. Dreamy and otherworldly, every song here like some old timey lullaby, broadcast via wireless from another dimensions, the sound of faded memories and lost childhoods, soundtracks to dreams and visions of what once was, bells and chimes, tinkling melodies, all wreathed in static and crackle, as if captured directly off the Victrola, or straight out of the music box, recorded onto a wax cylinder and played back by candlelight in the parlor. So lovely." aquarius

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"In this filmic homage to the 1940 Jean Cocteau film, Beauty and the Beast, ambient/drone artist Fabio Orsi has created a dense, moody and melancholic dronework…a 20min+ personal reinterpretation of the Theft of a Rose theme. In a limited edition of just 100 copies, each of these comes with an original polaroid print taken from a still of the film." time released sound

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mar said...

el de plinth ya esta en mi lista de lo mejor del dos, cero, doce... lo malo es que esta sold out, es de esos discos que hay que tener :)

ana said...

es que esa deluxe chocolate 'music box' era muy apetecible


por cierto, me muero de ganas:
DJ Spencer D – In Thin Air

mar said...

con ver las fotolas babeo...

tssss ese mix the dj spencer es una delicia, perfecto para quitarse cualquier mala intencion de la cabezona... larga vida a root strata ^.^