What a fantastic start today and feel really privileged to have been included in this great project : )
New Release –
>>>>>Self Isolating Congregation<<<<<
by Linear Obsessional
A few weeks ago, at the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, in isolation, I submitted a track of me improvising on my melody harp to a field recording of bees from my garden and titled it ‘Bee Song‘.
Tracks submitted were to be the basis of a remix album with a difference.
My little improv is somewhere in this sonic mashup from artist Paula Garcia Stone who also did the artwork.
If you like experimental electronic, minimal, mashup, improvised music, then this is for you : )
It’s better explained by Richard Sanderson / Linear Obsessional…
” Self Isolating Congregation –
As the effects of the Covid 19 epidemic started to spread, leading eventually to an unprecedented global lockdown, Linear Obsessional asked musicians to send us up to three and a half minutes of them playing solo in isolation. When an extraordinary 85 tracks came in (and was released as >>>>Self Isolating Compilation<<<<, it was clear that the result was not only a testament to isolated creativity, but also an extraordinary resource. 85 pieces of music, building bricks, begging to be reassembled into new works.
Having assembled a cast of remixers I set about allocating 4 tracks each, using a random number generator to ensure no bias in the selections. Only one person (Peter Nagle) ended up getting themselves.
This album consists of twenty quartets and one trio.
The remixers have worked magic, pulling together disparate strands in startlingly original ways. All the original artists are represented and audible here, although sometimes you might have to listen hard for ghostly fragments!
Thanks to everybody who took part in this experiment. There will be no volume 3!”
In case you missed it, here’s the original release –