• monty adkins fragile.flicker.fragment (CD, £10.25)

    label: Audiobulb

    Monty Adkins is a composer and performer whose music is characterised by slow shifting organic instrumental and concrete soundscapes. Having worked across a number of genres since 1994 his work has since 2006 become increasingly minimal and introspective. This work focuses on encouraging a deeper immersive listening experience. Working with a reduced sonic palette Adkins draws together elements from ambient, minimal electronica, acousmatic and experimental electronic music. ‘fragile.flicker.fragment’ is a deeply moving album. The fruit of an expert musician who has both a technical and intuitive grasp on sound design and composition. Every frequency is beautifully catered for in these tracks of shimmering acousmatic beauty and deeply resonating foundations. Each layer occupying its own place whilst building the overall acoustic experience. Adkins’ quest to reconcile abstract electronic sound material and melody is explored. This is further strengthened by the inherent visual quality to the tracks, reflecting the relationship between his work and paintings. In his own words, “Although I am interested in experimental sound I never start off from this point consciously. To me my music is a reflection of my humanity, the people around me and the friends who play on and record samples for albums. The tracks that eventually emerge are a result of my thoughts, emotions and relationships at that time.” TRACK LIST :01. Memory Box 02. Etched In Air 03. Remnant 04. Suspended Edges 05. First Snow 06.Ode 07. Forensic Embers 08.Torn Mosaic 09. Memory Etching

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