Transcriptions

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fran├žois Couture
Transcriptions is a two-step collaboration between two major names of the experimental ambient scene. Step one: Stephan Mathieu transcribed old 78 rpms and wax cylinders to digital audio, treating the signal in real time. Step two: Taylor Deupree added his own sonics, mainly analog synths and acoustic strings. The result is a gorgeous piece of work shimmering with the surface noise of those old recordings (and that is pretty much all we hear of them) and the quiet tones of Deupree's contributions. The album doesn't as much play on the contrast between antiquated and modern, as it unpretentiously integrates both. There is another contrast between the ruffling textures ...
See more details below
CD
$21.36
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$24.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $19.34   
  • New (3) from $19.34   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fran├žois Couture
Transcriptions is a two-step collaboration between two major names of the experimental ambient scene. Step one: Stephan Mathieu transcribed old 78 rpms and wax cylinders to digital audio, treating the signal in real time. Step two: Taylor Deupree added his own sonics, mainly analog synths and acoustic strings. The result is a gorgeous piece of work shimmering with the surface noise of those old recordings (and that is pretty much all we hear of them) and the quiet tones of Deupree's contributions. The album doesn't as much play on the contrast between antiquated and modern, as it unpretentiously integrates both. There is another contrast between the ruffling textures of the wax and shellac, and the clarity of Deupree's tones. Immersive and evocative, this album sounds new despite the source materials it uses and the fact that this kind of thing has been done before (by Deathprod, for instance). Mathieu and Deupree achieve a commanding level of beauty and serenity on this CD. Released in a wallet-size sleeve on 12k's Spekk imprint.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Spekk
  • EAN: 4560267290195
  • Catalog Number: 19
  • Sales rank: 143,097

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nocturne (4:21)
  2. 2 Largo (3:32)
  3. 3 Solitude (5:39)
  4. 4 Remain (5:59)
  5. 5 Andante (6:10)
  6. 6 Genius (5:23)
  7. 7 White Heaven (12:02)
  8. 8 Solitude of Spheres (5:39)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stephan Mathieu Primary Artist, Piano
Taylor Deupree Synthesizer, Guitar
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously