Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Album: Rafael Anton Irisarri - The North Bend

Band: Rafael Anton Irisarri
Album: The North Bend
Label: Room40
Year: 2010

01. Passage
02. Blue Tomorrows
03. A Great Northern Sigh
04. Traces
05. Deception Falls

Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and media artist based in Seattle, Washington, predominantly associated with post-minimalist, drone and ambient music.

He is also known as the main member of electronic music/shoegaze act The Sight Below (on Ghostly International).

His placid compositions utilize ostinato motifs containing short melodic phrases. Reverb-drenched guitar textures, drones, field recordings, submerged piano notes, strings and minimal electronic counterpoints all contribute and converge equally in the music to create an oceanic experience that can be both epic and subdued. His music has been described by The Wire contributing writer Jefferson Petrey as "a dual perspective close-up focus on the micro textures of rustling static-filled sonic surfaces with the wide-open distant tree lined horizons of sunset at dusk."

Irisarri cited in an interview with German electronic music magazine De:Bug as been inspired by Mahler, Satie, Debussy, and Wagner, as well as Kevin Shields, Robin Guthrie, and Harold Budd.

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icastico said...

Saw this guy live. Truely splendid music.

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