Listen to Lea Bertucci’s new single from upcoming album A Visible Length Of Light

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Lea Bertucci has a new album on the way, A Visible Length Of Light, and she had already unveiled the lead single ‘On Opposite Sides of Sleep. Ahead of the album release on April 16th through her own Cibachrome Editions, Bertucci has shared a new track called ‘An Arc of the Horizon’. Take a listen below.

Lea Bertucci announces new album A Visible Length Of Light

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Following last year’s Acoustic Shadows, Lea Bertucci is gearing up to release a new album this Spring. Entitled A Visible Length Of Light, the album features field recordings made in places like Rio de Janeiro, the California coast, and Dead Horse Bay and saw the New York-based composer, performer and sound designer use a number of instruments, including bass clarinet, alto sax, manipulated tape, organ and a venu wooden flute.
According to the press release, A Visible Length Of Light “channel[s] temperaments of dislocation and wanderlust, filtered through impressions of distinctly American landscapes – coasts, cities, prairie – and the sonic material of everyday experience, defamiliarized by crisis.”

The album marks the relaunch of Bertucci’s own Cibachrome Editions and it promises to be “one of her most pointedly melodic, harmonically rich, and structurally distinct efforts to date.”

‘On Opposite Sides of Sleep’ serves as the first taste from the album and is offered with an accompanying film by Fern Silva. Here it is.

A Visible Length Of Light is out on April 16th through Cibachrome Editions.

Mixtape #120

Ingenious Brooklyn based drummer and composer Matt Evans is known for his collaborations and contributions to many musical projects including Tigue, Bearthoven, Man Forever and Private Elevators, amongst others. Versatile and daring, one of his most recent ventures resulted in his debut solo album, New Topographics, a bewitching and wholly mesmerizing collection of rhythmic percussion/electronic pieces. With a new record in the works, we’re ecstatic Evans has found the time to put together this month's heavenly mixtape. In his own words:

“it's a pretty mellow mix of tender tones surrounding longing, life and loss — I'm currently finishing a record that's a lot more textural and spacious than my last and i'd say this mix is more representative of the music i'm currently working on than the tunes i released earlier this year”

  1. Glass Salt – What Would You Say [Greetings / Whatever’s Clever] 00:00
  2. Lyra Pramuk – Mirror [Fountain / Bedroom Community] 04:10
  3. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – arbadacarbA, gniviL ertaehT [The Vanishing Earth / Self-Release] 07:10
  4. Kate NV – Tea (Full Cup Version) [Room for the Moon / RVNG] 10:50
  5. Ben Seretan – Shotgun a Cigarette in an Empty Strip Mall Parking Lot [My Life’s Work / Whatever’s Clever] 14:15
  6. Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci – False Profits [End of Softness / Astral Spirits] 19:10
  7. Anthony Vine w/ Dave Lackner – Duo [Remnants / GALTTA] 20:55
  8. Forest Management – Conversations and Colors [Delicate / Self-Release] 28:40
  9. Beverly-Glenn Copeland – Sunset Village [Keyboard Fantasies / Self-Release] 34:30
  10. Moor Mother – Forever Industries B [Forever Industries / Sub-Pop] 41:30
  11. Ka Baird – Pulse [Respires / RVNG] 44:15
  12. Adrian Knight – Border Fence [Time Of My Life / Pink Pamphlet] 47:00
  13. Sarah Davachi – A Garden, An Orchard [Dominions / Late Music] 51:10
  14. OHYUNG – now i close my eyes the world i see is so beautiful [Protector / Chinabot] 57:40

Lea Bertucci set to release new album Acoustic Shadows

New York-based composer, performer and sound designer Lea Bertucci has announced details of a new album. Entitled Acoustic Shadows, it started as an event inside a hollow bridge in Cologne, Germany, as Bertucci explains:

“Acoustic Shadows I-III was a series of site-specific musical performances and a sound installation that took place in the enclosed hollow body of the Deutzer bridge in Koln, Germany, 2018. Spanning approximately 440 meters across the Rhine river, the extraordinary acoustics and rich existing aural architecture of this site became crucial components of the installation and musical compositions.

An 8-channel speaker system distributed throughout the bridge became activated by three instrumental performances that happened throughout the course of a week. Fragments of each performance were captured by microphones installed in the space and then played back through the 8-channels after the performance was over in a loop of overlapping moments, creating a sonic accumulation that takes place over long stretches of time – a musical performance with no clear ending.”

Bertucci also gave some insight into the recording process:

“Rather than offer a straight document of a piece that eschewed notions of time, space and subjective/mutable spatial positioning of the listeners, I was more interested in shaping compositions that worked within the parameters of an LP, developing pieces that worked within the approximate timeframe of 20 minutes on each side and capturing the essence of the experience. The original pieces were more than 40 minutes long each, and with no real ending due to the playback element that transformed performance into installation.”

Acoustic Shadows arrives on April 15th through SA Recordings but we can already ear an excerpt of its first piece, ‘Brass’.