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A Temperament for Angels

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A Temperament for Angels
Michael Jon Fink
2004 Cold Blue Music CB0017 (CD) – CD single in Digipak

Music that combines equal measures of beauty and grit. A moody, elusively shaped textural music that is compelling in its power and grace from its very first violin note to its final shimmer of decaying cymbals. For an ensemble of violins and cellos, percussion and electronic/sampled sounds.
 
1. A Temperament for AngelsMP329:00 


Aluminum Overcast

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Aluminum Overcast
Chas Smith
2002 Cold Blue Music CB0007 (CD)

Bowed, struck and caressed into a hovering cloud of tone and texture, Smith's world of sound mercilessly lights up the imagination while creating a constant sense of suspending time. Created on his instruments made from various metals, strings, rods and aluminum sheets and plates, this is a fasinating place to visit and feel the effects of.
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1. Uncovered The NestMP37:59 
2. GateMP35:24 
3. A Wasp on Her Abdmomen 7:01 
4. Rubic of Green 6:10 
5. Aluminum OvercastMP38:38 
6. Nachthrxen 14:54 


An Hour Out of Desert Center

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An Hour Out of Desert Center
Chas Smith
2003 Cold Blue Music CB0013 (CD)

This highly-recommended release suggests the stark and chilling beauty of the desert heat's mirage, high streaming clouds, and abandoned desert towns that pass along mid-day drives down nameless desert roads. This release is a current favorite of Steve's and is in constant rotation around the mail-order office. A beautiful, unique release by a true original. A perfect statement of pure harmonic textures and space all on steel guitar, along with instruments invented and built by Chas Smith.
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1. An Hour Out of Desert CenterMP38:41 
2. Absence of RedemptionMP313:29 
3. Albuquerque 5402 - A Curse of BeautyMP38:00 
4. A '75 ScircuraMP324:15 


Descansos, Past

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Descansos, Past
Jim Fox
2005 Cold Blue Music CB0021 (CD)

"Jim Fox's DESCANSOS, PAST inhabits the same haunted soundscape as his 2004 release, THE CITY THE WIND SWEPT AWAY -- the unconventional scoring (pizzicato bass and nine bowed cellos) produces a sort of lush bleakness that evokes the windswept open spaces of the American West. Perhaps Descansos evokes the strange roadside memorials that gave Fox his title, but to these Eastern ears, it is reminiscent of the brooding lyricism of England's Gavin Bryars. This is a music that seems to linger even after the recording itself has ended." -- John Schaefer, WNYC, New Sounds "Fox achieves an impressive balance between delicate and troubled." -- All-Music Guide "Fox usually works with quiet, beautifully ominous... slow-creeping tonalities... emotions from quiet grief to indefinable hope." -- Misfit City (UK)
 
1. Descansos, PastMP315:00 


Fade

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Fade
Rick Cox
2005 Cold Blue Music CB0020 (CD)

Extending deeper into the sound of Rick's MARIA FALLING AWAY, FADE is beautiful, casually evolving music for guitar, piano, bass and electronics. The release extends Cox's continuum of lush, elusively shaped music. Features the composer's idiosyncratic guitar playing and textures and performances by noted composer Thomas Newman and bassist/producer Peter Freeman. "Rick is a hidden master of the crepuscular and the diaphanous." -- Ry Cooder
 
1. FadeMP325:00 


Long Night

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Long Night
Kyle Gann
2005 Cold Blue Music CB0019 (CD)

LONG NIGHT is exquisitely drifting, ever-unfolding music for three pianos that sometimes play independently and at other times in synchronization with one another. For this recording, all three piano parts were recorded by Sarah Cahill. Gann calls this "the most successful piece from my early, Brian-Eno-influenced, ambient period, a variable-length piece for three nonsynchronized pianos at different tempos." Kyle Gann is a force of nature. Composer, performer, author, critic, scholar, educator... Like the weather, he seems to be everywhere at once; a commanding presence in the landscape of American music. First and foremost, Gann is a composer. Like the man himself, his music is passionate, fiercely intelligent and one of a kind. Gann's music embraces a broad range of influences but sounds like no other." -- John Luther Adams, NewMusicBox (American Music Center)
 
1. Long NightMP325:00 


Maria Falling Away

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Maria Falling Away
Rick Cox
2002 Cold Blue Music CB0006 (CD)

Six elegant, dark, sensuous soundscapes in which emotions seem to bubble just below cool surfaces. Much of this harmonically rich and texturally subtle music features composer/performer Cox's innovative and idiosyncratic electric guitar playing techniques (which include the use of preparations and unusual objects setting the strings in motion). Other performers joining him on this CD are celebrated composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell, popular film composer Thomas Newman (piano), and composer/performer/instrument designer Chas Smith (pedal steel guitar). Critics reviewing Cox's earlier recordings noted his music's "graceful lyric lines" and "wistful harmonic suspensions." Those of you who enjoyed Steve's STREAMS & CURRENTS will especially enjoy this release of a similar feel.
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1. All the While Towards Us 4:02 
2. Maria Falling Away 7:30 
3. Beige 2MP39:09 
4. The Years in the StreamsMP322:01 
5. Longdistance 8:11 
6. All the While Towards Us II 4:11 


Nakadai

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Nakadai
Chas Smith
2009 Cold Blue Music (CD)

Iconoclast composer and instrument builder Chas Smith's music has always been a favorite at steveroach.com HQ. His classic NAKADAI has at last made its way from vinyl LP to CD. The textures found inside these rising and falling sheets of sound and harmonically compacted drones are simply chilling, evoking the vast interior of a forbidden desert region or maybe Nevada's Trinity test site in its current day.
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1. Nakadai 14:37 
2. HollisterMP310:30 
3. A Judas Within - SeductionMP36:00 
4. A Judas Within - BetrayalMP315:08 
5. The Ghosts on WindowsMP311:56 
6. Joaquin MurpheyMP37:01 


The City the Wind Swept Away

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The City the Wind Swept Away
Jim Fox
2004 Cold Blue Music CB0015 (CD) – CD single in Digipak

A haunting music for trombones, strings and piano. A fragile music of rarefied and quietly rumbling harmonies that, like drifting clouds, seem to float in and out of "view." A music that is both motionless and moving forward with a strange sense of inevitability.
 
1. The City the Wind Swept AwayMP323:00 




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