outer space Outer Space (clear vinyl LP, £17.95)label: Arbor
JOHN ELLIOTT's OUTER SPACE project is a laboratory for electronic investigation. Acting as a continuance of the studies of mid 20th century electronic music composers such as Nik Pascal and Laurie Spiegel, Elliott's music is deeply indebted to the inner workings of the electric signal. Acting almost as a meditation, through the simple gesture of translation Elliott's process begins to reveal itself as electricity is converted into acoustic pressure and potential; the melody of physics. The six recordings on the album are each a microcosmic view into Elliott's practice; a keystone, illuminating his solo practice as well as his work as a member of EMERALDS. Composed and recorded over the past three years without the use of digital synthesizers and arpeggiation; a record closely connected to a personal path, attempting to make sense, to understand one's journey. Mastered by KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN; pressed in an edition of 650 copies with full colour gloss covers and heavy stock printed Euro-style inner sleeves.
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