Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine - Between Systems and Grounds

Outside the construct of known harmony resides an infinite spectrum of dazzling energy. With the wax and wain of this cyclic source, a warbling hum permeates space. This vibrancy exists and maintains itself without help or hindrance of the sentient world. Like the advent of snow fall, a meteor shower, heat radiating from a scorched surface, ground water eventually causing stalactites to form, an on, Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine hold the divining rod for sonic fluidity from these omnipresent sources. Strength of the natural world blurring it's might through machines, recording devices and attuned consciousnesses.

Between Systems and Grounds is a composition of great details. Each track, twelve in all, is documented in track title with date, time of day and collection of sounds comprising it's origin. A systematic approach helping give value to these micro compositions and this is needed. Ambiance, electronics, field recordings mixed with man made devices and methods, all very quickly reaching the threshold of what most consider distinguishable. Possibly these methods of nomenclature are like real time coordinates, allowing listeners hand holds to descend farther into the menagerie. Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine have harnessed elegance from astray contents. Between Systems and Grounds is filled with deep resonating beauty.

Released on Carrier Records at the very end of November. This is a limited edition cassette with copies currently available. Housed in an professionally printed outer sleeve and opening to liner notes folding out at least six times. The combination of label, artists and sound making a late appearance for magnificent recordings for 2018. Be sure to check out the Between Systems and Grounds site for information on the process of making these sonic landscapes.

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