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LEAFCUTTER JOHN RESURRECTION LP VINYL NEW 33RPM

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Cat no. PATHWAY009
Track Listings
1. Resurrection
2. I Know You Can
3. Music Under the Water
4. Endless Wave
5. Gulps
A panorama of vocals drifting over a densely processed terrain of mud-caked percussion and guitar, Leafcutter John s new solo album, Resurrection, is a characteristically unique blend of the electronic and the acoustic, the hitech, the human and the homemade. Resurrection is the sixth Leafcutter John album and his first solo release since 2006 s The Forest and The Sea. Resurrection begins with the sound of a single bell, in homage to one of John s major influences, Bernard Parmigiani s De Natura Sonorum (1976). From there, the album unfolds over five cinematically varied tracks, 'like floating above a world in constant flux'. Not content with the usual tools available to the electronic musician, John has created innovative new systems and techniques for both live performance and production. This includes a light-controlled instrument that allows him to manipulate his live sound through gesture, flickering candles, flashing torches and pyrotechnics. For the track 'Gulps', John coded special software to layer huge swathes of sound. Using a recursive system, he created 7.1 billion layers of a recording of the North Sea, one for each human alive on the planet at the time of writing. Featuring a guest appearance by Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet), 'Gulps' is a neat demonstration of John s approach: Hutchings intimate clarinet is gradually engulfed by a (literal) ocean of sound. This is music where technological innovation is always at the service of the emotional impact: both human-scale and mind-expanding in its ambition.