New Skin

New Skin

by Mount Analog
     
 
Tucker Martine is probably best-known as an engineer, doing work for some of Seattle's finest musicians, notably Wayne Horvitz and Bill Frisell. He also shows up on various albums playing percussion or adding additional live electronics and treatments, as on the albums by Wayne Horvitz's 4 + 1 Ensemble. The Mylab

Overview

Tucker Martine is probably best-known as an engineer, doing work for some of Seattle's finest musicians, notably Wayne Horvitz and Bill Frisell. He also shows up on various albums playing percussion or adding additional live electronics and treatments, as on the albums by Wayne Horvitz's 4 + 1 Ensemble. The Mylab project from earlier in 2004 was a very interesting collaboration with Horvitz, and Mount Analog is a similar project, albeit without Horvitz's contributions. The tracks all start with Martine constructing tracks from sampled and found sounds, then fleshing the pieces out with contributions from the other players. Much of the album has a ghostly, eerie quality but without being menacing or foreboding. The songs seem inhabited by spirits of the source material, and the treatments of the instruments sometimes enhance this otherworldly quality. The songs take their time to unfold, allowing the listener to fully soak up the ambience of the tracks and the many layers of sound. There are also some very pretty pieces, like "Bell & Howell" and "Fall," but overall the album has a slightly dark, nocturnal feel to it. Martine's studio abilities give the album it's feel, but his sense of musicality is what makes it interesting. Fascinating.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Film Guerrero
UPC:
0829757614922
catalogNumber:
18
Rank:
335327

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mount Analog   Primary Artist
Bill Frisell   Guitar,Group Member
Jon Hyde   Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String),Group Member
Doug Wieselman   Clarinet,Guitar,Group Member
Bruce Wirth   Organ,Violin,Harmonium,Group Member
Tim Young   Guitar,Group Member
Fred Chalenor   Upright Bass,Group Member
Keith Lowe   Upright Bass,Group Member
Tucker Martine   Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Harmonium,Turntables,Bells,Sampling,Omnichord,Sounds,Group Member
Eyvind Kang   Harp,Viola,Group Member
Steve Moore   Piano,Trombone,Harmonium,Mellotron,Vibes,Muted Trombone,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jon Hyde   Composer,Introduction
Doug Wieselman   Composer
Bruce Wirth   Composer,Introduction
Tucker Martine   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Field Recording,Melody Arrangement
Eyvind Kang   Composer
Steve Moore   Composer,String Samples

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