Easing / 01.31.2013
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Format: 5" CDr in Handmade Packaging (Sold Out) / Digital
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."
"...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
"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