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Etudes in Construction of Timbre

by Mesquite Treason

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Etudes in Construction of Timbre is a study in layering recordings of building and experimenting with a series of new instruments, including a guitar turned cello, aluminum pipes turned chimes and bowed children's toys and a microtonically tuned Autoharp.


released February 14, 2013

Written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Blanton Ross


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Mesquite Treason Joshua Tree, California

Wood and Rusty Metal wrapped in a blanket of noise interference trespass a vast and ancient landscape.

Prepared instruments and extended techniques, cast as pioneering ghosts of western lore,
collide with natural forces of growth and entropy.

As a wild Earth, refusing to be measured in value of what might be stolen claims the bones and plunder of a foreign invader.
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