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Ben Chatwin - Heat & Entropy

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Release Date:07/29/2016;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing. Ben Chatwin begins his 2016 album with an instrument you'd least expect - a dulcitone. Created in the late 19th century, the keyboard hits tuning forks with felt hammers, sounding like an ornate music box. It serves as the perfect lead in to Heat & Entropy, whose title refers to how introducing heat ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Release Date:07/29/2016;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing. Ben Chatwin begins his 2016 album with an instrument you'd least expect - a dulcitone. Created in the late 19th century, the keyboard hits tuning forks with felt hammers, sounding like an ornate music box. It serves as the perfect lead in to Heat & Entropy, whose title refers to how introducing heat (energy) and entropy (chaos) into any given system can create life, exploring the blurring lines between man and machine. The first Chatwin album to be recorded domestically, Heat & Entropy starts a new chapter for the Queensferry, Scotland-based musician. Under the name Talvihorros, Chatwin is known for his innovative combination of electronic experimentation and modern classical composition. However, last year's The Sleeper Awakes took a left turn and exchanged vanguard minimalism for enhanced melodics. Heat & Entropy delves further into this world. The result is an ornate exploration into future possibilities. On Heat & Entropy, Chatwin originally intended to use only strings, forcing him to explore lesser-known instruments. For "Standing Waves," he attached pieces of metal, rubber and tape to the piano strings. "The Kraken" uses Terry Riley's repetition as a starting point, but leads to distorted vocals and an intense, hammered dulcimer climax. "Euclidean Plane" incorporates a bowed mandolin and a three-stringed didley-bow, along with acoustic guitar and metallophone by Ben's brother, Jordan Chatwin, who has had no formal training and learned guitar by ear, playing with unconventional tunings and chords.;Track List:1. Inflexion;2. Gravitational Bodies;3. Standing Waves;4. Phantom Lights;5. Oscillations;6. The Kraken;7. Surface Tension;8. Euclidean Plane;9. Corpseways

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