Wind Layers Compilation

7K! Records release the latest edition in their compilation series ‘Layers’. Wind Layers focusses on wind instruments and their influence on the contemporary classical multiverse, with musical creations that delicately balance acoustic expression, electronic refractions and ambient recall.

7K! Records release the latest edition in their compilation series ‘Layers’. Wind Layers focusses on wind instruments and their influence on the contemporary classical multiverse, with musical creations that delicately balance acoustic expression, electronic refractions and ambient recall.

Artists featuring on the compilation include Colin Stetson, famed for his soundtracks and collaborations with the likes of Tom Waits, Bon Iver and Evan Parker amongst many others, the Hamburg pianist, producer and composer Niklas Paschburg, contributing a piece conceived for accordion which uses sound recorded from different home-appliances, for example the notable inclusion steam sounds created by his kettle. The Polish clarinetist Waclaw Zimpel and James-Holden-collaborator, Ralph Heidel also contribute tracks, plus the core-jazz world makes an appearance thanks to Peter Zummo, collaborator of John Lourie, The Lounge Lizards and Arthur Russell; and the Norwegian maestro Håkon Kornstad. The Italian duo of Tomat Petrella, a master of jazz and electronic, and the Neapolitan Antonio Raia, a craftsman who works with a minimalistic & theatrical approach to saxophone, give their own singular contribution.

The ‘Layers’ are also vehicles to discover lesser heard sounds such as those uniquely brought by Villette or the exploratio between kraut, jazz and electro by the Hungarian Barabás Lőrinc and the jewel between jazz-folk and classical recorded by the One Earth Orchestra (Germany). From Rome comes the exciting jazz trumpet by Giovanni Di Cosimo, while the Californian composer Doug Wieselman, the Sardinian Saffronkeira, the British Dylan Henner and the Franco-Belgian duo Ben Bentrand with Margaret Hermant of Echo Collective reopen to a more ambient world. The atmospheres change again thanks to the softness & rhythm of the sound of the handpan and the digestidoo of the French artist Waagal, while the creative madness of Exotic Sin (the UK / Japanese duo of Naima Karlsson and Kenichi Iwasa) and the Americans Steph Richards and Adam Cuthbert are wholly enveloping.

Colin Stetson – Beyond The Brake
Ralph Heidel – Vacuum
Waclaw Zimpel – Fen
Niklas Paschburg – 9091FM
Dylan Henner – Meskalamdug
One Earth Orchestra – Siren
Giovanni Di Cosimo – De Misofista
Peter Zummo – Chord Fanfare (And You Can Decorate Your Helmet)
Håkon Kornstad – Those Little Things
Antonio Raia – The Cruel Ceremony Of The Cut
Ben Bertrand Feat Margareth Hermant (Echo Collective) – Abroba
Barabàs Loric – Rolling
SaffronKeira – Love
Villette – Medi
Tomat Petrella – Oumuamua
Waagal – Unconscious Patterns
Christian Pensel – Wachsen Und Gedeihen
Steph Richards (feat Qasim Naqvi) – Thyroid
Exotic Sin – Process Symphony
Adam Cuthbert – Aquarian Solstice
Doug Wieselman – Vero Beach

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