Title: Extended Bass Technique: Volume I
Vinyl: Sold Out
Description: ‘Extended Bass Technique’ is the new minimalist dream dialled in by Minus Pilots. In music, extended technique is a term applied to describe unconventional, unorthodox or non-traditional methods of playing instruments used to create unusual sounds. With only one electric bass and a volume controller each, a scattering of analogue delay/looping pedals and a broken four-track cassette tape recorder, the arrangements included here offer a complex, dark gateway to a solemn, windswept world awash with seductive atmospherics. The seven pieces featured on ‘Extended Bass Technique: Volume I’ are built from sparingly improvised experiments, sparse textures and currents of gentle crackle. Keeping the enigma intact, ‘Extended Bass Technique: Volume II’ continues the tone with a further seven movements of carefully restrained drift where elusive strings tease from behind fractured drones. The meditative edits included on this release melt into a delicate, intimate space of warm yet deeply detached fragile ambiguity. We just keep on returning to this record, enjoying the tracks more and more with every listen. Brilliant.
Track(s): 1. 0301 2. 0211 3. 0235 4. 0328 5. 0401 6. 0233 7. 0458
Edition: Limited to one copy per person/household
Released: 7 September 2014