Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
$6USD or more
Cassette + Digital Album
Side A: "Drifting", "Bending" Side B: "Traces", "Perfect Curve"
Atlantic Rhythms is set to release Evan Zierk's first collection of music, Drifting/Bending, which is comprised of four delicate and textured new compositions. Drifting/Bending is the seventh release on Atlantic Rhythms, and will be released as a limited edition cassette tape (only 100 physical copies with digital download code) on pro-dubbed chrome tapes.
Includes unlimited streaming of Drifting/Bending
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Evan Zierk is a Brooklyn-based composer guided by instilling a desire to listen deeply – to listen closer. Drifting/Bending, Zierk’s first collection of new music, is a fitting opening statement to spark such a listen. Comprised of four delicate and textured pieces, the collection unfolds in incalculable and elegant ways. “Bending” immediately seduces with a barrage of phasing arpeggiated tones that unravel and retract as longtime collaborator Nate Mendelsohn’s alto saxophone patiently grounds the piece. Tonal micro melodies shift, unfurl, and combine with pace and an ecstatic beauty. “Drifting”, the album opener, takes shape over an evolving electronic pulse as tiny planets of sound come in and out, slowly stretching the music into its own small galaxy. Dissonance is always lurking, but never takes center stage. Drifting/Bending is also a product of collaboration as Mendelsohn and opera singer Natasha Thweat both contribute written and improvised material throughout these four pieces.
In Evan’s words:
“I think anyone who develops a practice of deep listening in their life will not be unkind or un-empathetic. So I try to compose with this in mind, and have my music naturally incline someone to listen closer, to develop a practice that could carry over into everyday life. In this release I used a computer program called SuperCollider, which is a programming environment geared toward sound synthesis and algorithmic composition. I create a lot of guided randomization, where I'll employ parameters or sets of parameters like a set of pitches that the sound could be – to me it ends up sounding a strange kind of organic.”
Drifting/Bending is the seventh release on Atlantic Rhythms, a label releasing deep, contemporary music on limited-run cassettes paired with hand-screened artwork.