Label: Two Acorns
Release date: 6/28/17
1 In the End You’ll Just Disappear
Created for an installation to be played on 3 speakers in a triangular shape facing the center of a room. Each speaker played a continuous loop of a low end cut (speaker 1), a mid end cut (speaker 2), and a high end cut (speaker 3). From the center of the room, they should be perfectly mixed, yet evolve due to small differences in start times.
- CD edition on Two Acorns
This new, long (close to 80 minutes) release by Celer contains music that was created for an installation, of three speakers in a triangular shape; one low end, one mid end cut and one high end cut, so ideally in the middle it should be perfectly mixed, “yet evolve due to small differences in start times”. Will Long, the Celer man, is credited for piano, tape and Lexicon PCM90, which is a reverb unit. Had I not known there was piano used, I would not have guessed that, I think. Opening up the file in a sound editor to use a bit for the podcast shows a very digital music looking sound wave, which is basically one deep drone that one only notices when one hits the stop button (bass dropping out) and very gentle mid/high variations, which could very well be some kind of piano sound indeed. The music is utterly minimal. Did it change at all? I found that hard to say. It sounded very much like music that perhaps only Celer could do. Very much, and I mean very, very much drone like with a thick sound that doesn’t sound like a thick sound at all, music that is more present in your space than is actually heard; very Zen-like I guess also, perhaps very much like something Eliane Radigue could do, should she ever work with digital means. This is music that has come to a standstill, and yet it knows how to fascinate the listener. There is not something in here that you haven’t heard before in the vast catalogue of Celer, which might be a delight for true Celer fans, or a downer if you are someone who likes a bit of change.