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1 from the 7th Sequence’s 30

Cello + piano + field recordings = bliss

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Among the best free-download ambient-leaning experimental music projects is the Sequence compilation series. Each collects a bounty of recent work by a wide range of contributors. The latest, Sequence7, is 30 tracks in all, the selection whittled down from approximately 200 that were submitted for consideration. The recording artists include such notables as Radere, Moon Zero, Guy Birkin, Masaya Ozaki, and Subnaught. Many of these Sequencers have participated in the Disquiet Junto series of weekly creative-restraint composition prompts. A highlight of the current album is Linear Bells, aka David Teboul, whose “San Francisco Broke My Heart” is an aching drone of cello, piano, and field recordings, a thick veil of maudlin langourousness. The sawing on the cello brings to mind the song-less country soundscapes of Boxhead Ensemble, while the way the piano peeks out of the haze suggests moments from Brian Eno’s Thursday Afternoon.

Track available for free download directly at soundcloud.com/linearbells. More on the album at futuresequence.com. More from Linear Bells (David Teboul) at linearbells.bandcamp.com and twitter.com/linearbells.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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