LABEL Isla (ISLA 34)
RELEASE DATE 12/2023
MEDIA FORMAT LP
Seven suites of deep and sprawling sonic meditations built around ‘call and response’ improv sessions between Randy Raine-Reusch and Michael Red.
Slow and tempered recordings of Asian flutes, African harps, temple gongs and a myriad of obscure instruments from Randy Raine-Reusch’s deep collection mutate and ebb into swirling gossamers of tone. Sonic incantations stretched and magnified further by Red’s Sends. An otherworldly play between light and shadow worlds; at times idyllic and light-filled, at times dark and eerie– all engrossing. Dream-reality reconciliations weave between the spectral world of Michael Red’s sound processes and the direct physicality of Raine-Reusch’s playing. The tension across the pieces builds between the live playing and processing techniques, dutifully revealing a growing familiarity with collective transcendence through sound (bigger than the sum of its parts). Real-time interactive dream music.