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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Listening Center - Example One

The fantastic GHOST BOX records put a new blog post up about some new releases they're doing - http://jimjupp.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/listening-centre.html

One of them is going to be a 7" by Listening Centre (including a remix by Pye Corner Audio!.

Never heard of them before but have given this album of theirs a few listens today and they fit right in with the whole Ghost Box thing (even though they are from New York).

Just look at this picture from their facebook page:-

Says everything! If you don't quite get it yet here's their bio:-

Researching imaginary pasts and lost utopias.

Listening Center is the alias of drummer and electronic musician, David Mason. Drawing primarily from influences such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, lost film/TV soundtracks, and Kosmische Musik, Listening Center presents a patchwork of imagined pasts/futures, in which the listener can make his or her way through an undergrowth of dream-like melodies and electronic sound palettes which have the effect of being now reassuring, now unsettling. Having grown up in Ireland in the 1980s, David evidently internalized similar effects of synth-based incidental music from sci-fi and schools programs which found their way from the BBC to the TV set in his parents' living room. His formal musical education began at the Cologne Music Conservatory in 1995, and he completed his studies at the New School in New York in 2000. During this time he studied jazz drumming with highly-esteemed players such as Keith Copeland, Billy Hart and Joe Chambers, and thereafter embarked on a career accompanying artists as diverse as Art Farmer, James Hunter, and Natalie Walker. Since then, he has also collaborated with the novelist/musician Michael Idov and filmmaker Miranda July, and since 2010 has held the electronic drum chair in multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Hess's project, Hess is More.

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