Lynn Avery and Cole Pulice return with a new album of piano, synthesizers, tenor sax, wind synths and electronics. Following their excellent previous albums (Iceblink’s "Carpet Cocoon" and Cole Pulice’s "Gloam") the duo moves into otherworldly ambience that straddles acoustic and digital spaces, evoking an uncanny world both strange and familiar.
“To Live & Die In Space & Time” began with an improvised set at the 2020 Drone Not Drones festival in Minneapolis that unveiled new worlds of sonic possibilities the duo wanted to reapproach. Lynn and Cole continued exploring this palette of sounds and ideas in the months that followed, a practice that continued as they relocated across the country and settled in their now home of Oakland, California. Lynn and Cole were not initially intending to create an "album" - instead, they were just committed to a regular practice of improvising, recording, forgetting, reapproaching, alchemizing old & new ideas, and allowing material to shapeshift. Eventually, something like an album revealed itself, which Lynn and Cole honed into “To Live & Die in Space & Time.”
The sounds of TL&DIS&T are elegant, transportive and vast, like being wrapped in a blanket of stars, finding warmth and comfort in the unknown spaces of transition that don't immediately reveal meaning or purpose. In other words, the constellation of sounds on TL&DIS&T approach floating in "the void" as something less than ominous, perhaps even enchanting.
Tracks 1, 2, & 4 recorded Jan 2021 at 8vB Studios Minneapolis, MN
—Engineered by Charlie Bruber
Track 3 recorded Sept 2020 in Seward Minneapolis, MN
Mixing and additional recording done in Oakland, CA Sept 2021
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idk why but I got the same feeling listening to this that I did to hearing Yu Su's "Yellow River Blue"? definitely one of the more unique-sounding electronic-jazz crossovers I've heard this year, very nice 256 Pi
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Slow time. Breathe deep. Emerge new. Shield yr eyes. It's bright out there, but it's going to be ok. Pair with hot black coffee and EARLY morning dew and fog. Fully backed by midwestern heads far and wide. DD.Bones