Easing / 01.31.2013

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Format: 5" CDr in Handmade Packaging (Sold Out) / Digital
Edition: 100
Runtime: 40min 35sec
Label: Cotton Goods


A study in granular synthesis, sound recycling, and the unique textural properties of magnetic tape. Mastered by Mark Kuykendall of Unknown Tone.

Packaging design + assembly by Craig Tattersall of Cotton Goods. Original release page here.


1. Dove (5:07)
2. In Spite Of It All (5:47)
3. Still... And Always (11:12)
4. Ostinato II (5:12)
5. Oral Cues (6:53)
6. Cadeau (6:24)


"...'Easing' is very very much cut from similarly weft cloth as The Humble Bee, Celer or Machinefabriek; patiently unfurling ecologies of ambient sound swaddled in hi-tog hiss and occasionally revealing moments of genuinely breathtaking beauty."
- Boomkat.com

"...For some artists, Easing would be a third or fourth album, one where they’ve taken a step back and refined their approach to the bare essentials of what makes their sound work. Ruhe...deserves credit for making sure his introductory statement is one worth noting."
- Brendan Moore for Fluid Radio
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"The six pieces that make up 'Easing'...are set adrift in a gently swelling lo-fi sea...There's a tug of vague intensity in the assorted tape noise and broken loops, which elevates a merely pretty ambient release into something much more haunting and spectral."
- Zachary Corsa for Decoder Magazine
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My name is Bryan Ruhe. As a 2013 BA graduate of the Creative Media and Digital Culture (CMDC) program at Washington State University Vancouver, I have the command of various software and hardware tools, creative thinking skills, artistic talent, and teamwork abilities that are required for turning concepts into design realities.

My background in coding (HTML, CSS, jQuery) and extensive use of Adobe software combined with my involvement in music and the fine arts make me a versatile and well-rounded individual. I have made use of my skills to complete a variety of client projects and to create successful brands and graphic identities including my personal record label, Clothbound Recordings.

I currently reside in La Center, Washington, about thirty minutes north of Portland, Oregon.

My other interests include hybrid media, book binding, vinyl records, board games, hiking, and magnetic audio tape.

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