Please note: due to the limited nature of the release - only one copy is available per order.
Handstitched* is proud to welcome the German musician Oberlin to the release schedule with his collection of three electro-acoustic, enchanting compositions. "Lent" is limited to 50 copies, housed-inside manila covers with hand-made Nepalese lokta paper and hand-stamped inserts.
"Lent“ is a collection of three acoustic meditations made with electric guitar, a Eurorack Modular System and a collection of field recordings.
These instrumental soundscapes were inspired by a stay on the North Sea coast in the Netherlands and strives to transmit the atmosphere of the wind, the sea, the sand and the quietness of this landscape in the time before Easter, 2018.
In some ways it can be regarded as a follow-up to Oberlin's “In Ochre” which was inspired by alternative landscapes and had slightly different musical directions.
released January 4, 2019
Recorded during Easter, 2018 at Oberlin's home studio, Koblenz, Germany. Electric guitar, Modular Synth and Field-Recordings by Alexander Holtz.
Mastering, artwork, design and packaging by Handstitched*
Alexander would like to give many thanks to Tim Diagram for his fine work on giving the tracks the acoustical and optical form in which they appear here.
...Yet beyond crafting four distinct atmospheres, it's the evolution of each piece, the change in seasonal sound, that makes Sallaw such an excellent piece of story-telling. Rather than shown the imagery upfront, the listener is instead guided, and left with space to explore on their own. The ability of the trio's minimal musical writing to evoke such a coherent subject is made all the more impressive by the subtlety with which it is achieved.
Full review here: http://bit.ly/2VdX4of Ambientologist