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Josiah Steinbrick - Meeting of Waters LP

Hands In The Dark

Josiah Steinbrick - Meeting of Waters LP

€17.99

Back in 2017 the unassuming Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Josiah Steinbrick released his first collection of solo pieces and we’ve been listening to it compulsively since then. Given that its initial release was only in North America, both on cassette with Leaving records and in an extremely limited vinyl self-release via BANANA editions, we felt that this meticulously crafted, essential work righteously deserved to get a proper spin in Europe too! 

The album is composed of what you could call nine sculptural environments, each a mixture of organic sketches and improvisations, recorded rapidly and more or less free of any processing. Each piece is based on up to five simple elements - electronic and/or (tonal) percussions - used to create subtle evolving patterns and harmonies. The sounds explore the wilderness of jazz in a concrete setting, devotional in nature, creating a timeless cartography. 

The attention to detail and the depth of the production on this record is magnificent, making the listener's journey through these personal, cinematic landscapes all the more poignant.

Notes

Composed and performed by Josiah Steinbrick with synthesizers, percussion and natural objects 
Produced by Cate Le Bon 
Recorded by Samur Khouja 
Mixing & Mastering by Samur Khouja 
Cutting @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 
Cover drawing by Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh 

Tracklist

(Five Synthesizers)
(Two Bonangs, Coated Spheres, Piano, Two Synthesizers, Natural Objects)
(Three Synthesizers)
4 (Vibraphone, Marimbaphone, Malleted Wood, Two Synthesizers)
5 (Synthesizer, Two Idiophones, Rin Gong)
6 (Two Bells)
7 (Carbon Steel, Four Spheres, Four Drums, Three Synthesizers)
8 (Two Vibraphones, Two Bowed Marimbaphones, Wooden Xylophone, Two Bells, Handheld Wood)
9 (Four Synthesizers, Two Bells on Tuned Wood)


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