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The Starting Errors by Leimer, K.

Leimer, K.

The Starting Errors
Palace Of Lights

K.?! Leimer’s The Starting Errors serves as a handy index of catastrophes.?! The album documents the way in which the repetition of unexamined cultural behaviors spread as established—even acceptable—practice in the service of the few, no matter how damaging and destructive those practices prove.?! Music of conscience and consequence set within a general theme of things-gone-wrong, the album is built around a set of errors carefully indexed by the title track: a text-centric piece read by Tallula Bentley, exhibiting an ideological kinship with the work of Henry Cow, here set in an orchestral pastiche. Vocal works are rare for Leimer, but using spoken words in addition to instrumental voices was the most direct path to making his views explicit.?! Throughout the album techniques surface from jazz-inflected improvisation to classic tape manipulation to granular processing and chamber ensemble airiness.?!

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Marc Barreca and Kerry Leimer have worked on a nearly parallel musical course for more than forty years.?! Nearly parallel because their musical paths do occasionally cross.?! First in 1980 with “Four Pages From An Unfinished Novel” on K.?! Leimer’s first solo album Closed System Potentials.?! Again during the live performance of Music For Land And Water and for the massive loop piece “Heart Of Stillness” from The Neo-Realist (At Risk) by the virtual group Savant. Beyond basic file sharing, their recordings resolve tensions between distinct extremes of restrictive rules, defined procedures, improvisation, conscientious editing, and an ear for expansive details and contrasts.?! Their collaborative process is intended to subvert traditional and accepted methods of composition, instrumental voicing, signal processing, recording, and mixing with the goal of generating music that lives on the boundaries between established practice and profound impracticalities.?!

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Mitteltöner72—K.?! Leimer’s homage to the German Kosmische period —is an expanded, remixed and newly mastered edition of the Origin Peoples LP released in 2018.?! ’72 includes all the music produced but not originally released for the LP.  “Leimer’s love of kosmische is evident from the start, as “Dunne Luft” condenses the earmarks of that sound into its four minutes.?! There’s the solar flares of guitar that arise early on in the track, fuzzy and luminous, serving less as a lead instrument and more as a sonic texture.?! It sounds like a sly homage to the arcing six-string stylings of Neu! and Harmonia member Michael Rother, but rather than simply pay tribute, Leimer lets pinging synths bustle underneath and processes and loops live drums to keep the track’s momentum going.?! The flickering rhythms bring to mind the blurry highways evoked on Autobahn while the ghostly melodies of the piece bear the evocative beauty of Popol Vuh.?!

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07/30/2021 700261486895 

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Journeys are often recounted as though composed of a starting point, a goal, and an intervening distance—when that is often only half the story.?! What of the path between the destination and the point of origin, dotted with sights one didn’t take in and courses that strayed from the known path?! The return can be more circuitous, full of sideways steps and stop-offs at the distracting attractions once passed by on the way.?! Divagate provides the final segment of the trilogy begun by Gregory Taylor with the arrival and reconnaissance of Retinue, and the resolute pilgrimage of Peregrination.?!

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K.?! Leimer, Marc Barreca, and Steve Peters first performed together in 1980 for a pair of one-off shows in Olympia, WA.?! Nearly forty years later, the trio resumed work as Three Point Circle.?! That reunion resulted in the release of Layered Contingencies in 2020.?! Their new release, Proximity Effects, continues in a similar vein, obscuring individual contributions into an integrated collective compositional voice.  “...fragments of guitar, electric piano, and bell tones occasionally rise to the surface of these oceanic soundscapes, their generally blurry design tends to camouflage the identifying aspects of their components.?! Each of the five settings unfolds in a spirit of unhurried drift, the slow pace allowing the listener to closely monitor the material as it develops and to examine the mutating sound design.” —Textura.?!

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Found object is a loan translation from the French objet trouvé, describing art created from undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered materials from which art is made, often because they already have a non-art function.?! Like the results from automatic writing and readymades, Found Objects offers an approximation of those techniques in sound by repurposing displaced phrases and timbres, pitches, restatements, and treatments as the root technique.?! K.?! Leimer describes it this way: “I worked toward a greater variety of outcomes between each of the pieces, with the goal of providing a more diverse listening experience.?! At the same time it became important to avoid any specific sense of adhering to a particular genre.” After eleven months in the studio, Found Objects finally became music, but only as the result of almost continuous, arbitrarily redirected accidents..?!

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With The Empty Bridge, Marc Barreca again exploits his distinct talent for translating landscapes into sound.?! The music was created in and reflects the influence of contrasting environments—the beauty and stillness of the Cascade Mountains and the muted industrial nightscape of the Duwamish Waterway, complete with its massive, now-condemned, empty freeway bridge.?! The pieces are sculpted from layers of synthesized and sampled instruments, field recordings and processed vinyl.?! With these sources, Barreca achieves a level of compositional sophistication that deftly combines elements of ambient, drone, noise, and sound art with contrapuntal lines running above and below the dense and shifting aural environments.?! Composed during a period of tranquil isolation—isolation created by a global pandemic, a broken concrete link to the city, and a remote mountain cabin—The Empty Bridge evokes immersive, evolving, contrasting landscapes..?!

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Peregrination is the centerpiece of a cycle that began with the release of Retinue (2019) and will find its completion in a final recording yet to come.?! Where the universe described in Retinue is an expat’s new home, Peregrination packs up, throws open the doors sets out on a pilgrimage whose immediate focus is found among the uncounted details discovered along the path of any and every journey.?! Built of rhythms, timbres, scales, and voices gathered from an imagined archipelago, Peregrination is simultaneously a walk away and towards a music that shifts between tradition and experiment.?! In the pilgrimage described in these pieces, Gregory Taylor continues his long exploration of the intricacies, voicings, structures, and meanings of Gamelan traditions with an ear steeped in minimalism, and contemporary electonic- and computer-based musics.?!

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The origins of Three Point Circle go back to 1980, when K.?! Leimer, Marc Barreca, and Steve Peters met for two sparsely-attended shows in Olympia, WA.?! Some forty years later, they have regrouped as Three Point Circle.?! Perhaps better described as a process than as a musical group, Three Point Circle has developed a collaborative system that replaces standards of improvisation and authorship with a new, independent, compositional identity removed from the individual habits and traits of the members.?! Layered Contingencies presents the first results in this quest for uncertainty—five long form pieces of sharp and smooth contrasts taking place in a soundstage of rest, unrest, shallows, and depths that manage to maintain an unpredictable coherence..?!

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A Figure Of Loss takes K.?! Leimer’s music into highly personal terrain.  Written and recorded during two dark years, the resulting work hovers in proximity of a calm and placid consistency, tenuously balanced on expanding and contracting foundations.?! Built mostly around modeled and treated piano and digital synthesis, a sense of coherence emerged from piece to piece during the recording and editing process, yielding a sustained, but disturbed elegiac atmosphere, seemingly content to meditate on its own specific set of limits.?! But A Figure Of Loss reaches from well-defined patterns to fragmented and shifting densities.?! This is a music of reflection, setting itself at a distance from loss in order to possibly comprehend it.?! The CD includes a portfolio of photographs by Tyler Boley and a download code for the entire album.?! It was mastered by James Savage.K.?! Leimer founded Palace Of Lights in 1979.?!

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Walking through the paths of Brian Eno, Harold Budd or Roedelius, K.?! Leimer and Marc Barreca offer a conceptual and contemporary approach to Early music, exploring its ambiences, timbres and emotions.?! Sonic textures and noise meet the strings of a viola da gamba in a cinematic work. ”These three pieces spring from a love of Early Music, specifically the works of Sainte-Colombe, Marin Marais and John Dowland.?! Each of these composers — their lives spanning a period of great musical innovation and change from 1563 to 1728 -- is represented by a track included here.?! While there are no direct quotations present from any of their pieces there is a now familiar reliance on timbre and even on drone, elements that flourished in the often slowly-paced and harmonically narrow style of Early Music.?! Those stylistic elements have been taken up today, deliberately or not, by Ambient, Dark Ambient, Post-Ambient, and Slow Music artists.?!

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From The Gray And The Green by Barreca, Marc

Barreca, Marc

From The Gray And The Green
Palace Of Lights

Moving in the directions that originated with the Environments recordings and evolved to become extended pieces like Klaus Schulze’s Gewitter, Robert Henke’s Studies For Thunder, Brian Eno’s On Land and Steve Peter’s Here-ings, the music of From The Gray And The Green finds its origins in landscapes.?! This time, landscapes that Marc Barreca knows as his home—the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.?! These eleven pieces and three digital-only bonus tracks are sculpted from layers of synthesized and sampled instruments, field recordings and processed vinyl.?! Barreca tells us that “My goal was to create immersive, evolving landscapes shaped by a dynamic past and viewed as if through the translucence of passing clouds.” From The Gray And The Green offers a music of contrasts and change, departing from traditional ideas of ambient to arrive in shifting landscapes of the strange and the beautiful.?!

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The six extended pieces on Retinue had their beginning in a book on creating step sequencers using Max/MSP that Gregory Taylor wrote for Cycling ’74 after his return from the Netherlands (where his previous sonic diary Randstad was recorded).?! The development of the book’s materials was an opportunity to re-encounter his love for sequencing as practiced by the form’s early (Edgar Froese, Suzanne Ciani, Michael Hoenig) and later (Saul Stokes, Paul Ellis) practitioners and also to explore its connections with longer form Javanese musical traditions that have informed his work for decades.?!

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Originally released in 2008, The Useless Lesson and Lesser Epitomes have been revisited, remixed, remastered and expanded with the 40-minute bonus EP Three Adaptations. K.?! Leimer founded Palace Of Lights in 1979.?! Leimer’s work has also been issued by Autumn, First Terrace, Les Giants, Invisible Inc., Origin Peoples and RVNG.?! His early cassette work is included in the critically acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture and will be included in Cherry Red’s upcoming Noise Floor series.?! Leimer has been actively producing music since the mid 1970s—his current catalog includes eighteen solo albums plus collaborative albums with Savant and Marc Barreca.?! His work is included in the collection of The British Library.  “Lesser Epitomes provides three short suites of music all composed using a system of chance to give shape to basic musical elements.?!

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With Shadow Aesthetics, Marc Barreca accomplishes something rare in electronic and ambient musics.?! The fluid, dynamic changes and movement within pieces; the complexities in time and pitch variation and evolution—typically absent from the mostly homogenous constructs of drone and ambient—all bring previously unavailable depth, shading and emotional charges to a form usually admired for its neutrality. Shadow Aesthetics results from a virtual arsenal of digital and analog sources operating in a complex system of origination, structuring, processing and editing.?!

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Degraded Certainties by Leimer, K.

Leimer, K.

Degraded Certainties
Palace Of Lights

“Degraded Certainties was generated via the layering of arbitrarily ordered tone clusters and by using signal reprocessing as the principal method by which to determine the music’s timbre and form.?! Such production details are interesting but convey little, however, of how beautiful the six soundscapes are that (K.) Leimer and company have created.?! In the opening “Angoisse,” an occasional harp pluck appears amidst enveloping swathes of digital sound, while vaporous shimmer and hazy synth tones and phased slivers and lilting string plucks dominate elsewhere.?! A connection to classical minimalism emerges during “Common Nocturne” when sparse droplets of acoustic piano playing appear alongside gentle synthetic swells.?!

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Threnody by K.?! Leimer is a music of disorientation, error and loss.?! Free of any particular sense of continuity or structure, Threnody dwells in an absent-minded and forgetful state, inhabiting an aftermath of events too disorienting to be completely comprehended.?! Highly atmospheric, the music draws from influences as diverse as Arve Henriksen, David Sylvian, Taylor Deupree and Biosphere.?! Shattered phrases emerge among shrouded details in a state of sustained incompleteness.?! In a departure for Leimer, this music is highly improvised, mostly studio-generated in real-time.?! “I approached the work by repeatedly abandoning it and, at some later time, after pursuing some other task, after days or weeks of new outrages, wandered back and tried to once more pick up the threads.” Threnody is music tuned to a fractured time.K.?! Leimer founded Palace of Lights in 1979.?!

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Randstad is a kind of hermetic diary of a year living in the randstad—a term the Dutch use to describe their own megalopolis that encompasses Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.?! In its own way, the work runs contrary to today’s assumed absolute limitlessness of musical possibility, favoring a reduced expatriate sonic toolkit (composed of Cycling ’74’s Max, a modest Eurorack, and a handheld digital recorder).?! Its entries combine the sounds of a “new home” (house keys, birds on the terrace, fireworks at the New Year) that are stretched / rotated / folded / spindled / annealed into a set of audio vignettes.?! The results are snapshots of sensation, location, movement, and image: a score for re-orienting yourself in new, changing environments.?! To paraphrase Roethke, we learn by going not only where to go, but how to go.?!

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Imposed Order / Imposed Absence (Remastered + Expanded) by Leimer, K.

Leimer, K.

Imposed Order / Imposed Absence (Remastered + Expanded)
Palace Of Lights

The first phase of K.?! Leimer’s recorded work began in 1972 with the production of the Grey Cows cassette and culminated in 1983 with the release of Imposed Order.?! Though work seemingly stopped following the release of I/O, Leimer continued to record and experiment with sound during what proved to be a 15-year interegnum for his Palace of Lights label.?! That work, never before issued, is included in this expanded remaster.?! Imposed Absence features ten tracks recorded in the years between Imposed Order and his return to releasing music with The Listening Room.Imposed Absence features the addition of Mellotron and early digital synths, some excursions into lo-fi and, unusual in his catalog, a few improvised tracks.?! Combined with the VOD double album of his earliest tape recordings and RVNG’s A Period Of Review double album, the release of Imposed Order / Imposed Absence brings the entirety of Leimer’s early work into view.?!

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Dual Mono is the third Barreca | Leimer collaboration.?! The process used for producing Dual Mono was designed to destabilize established habits and predilections in favor of responding to the music in at least subjectively new ways.?! It was also designed to reduce the illusion of control, to become more responsive to and accepting of unpredicted outcomes, and to give the music—as much as possible—a voice less tampered with. Each piece for Dual Mono was authored by only one of the participants, the other receiving MIDI data and being limited to revoicing the composition.?! With a general goal of maintaining a result that was somewhat, though not purely, minimalist in sympathy, each piece was then assembled in its final form by the originator, now limited to controlling relative levels, crossfades, editing and processing.?!

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Airforms (chamber Music 10) by Peters, Steve

Peters, Steve

Airforms (chamber Music 10)
Palace Of Lights

Chamber Music is an ongoing series of site-specific sound works made entirely from a single recording of the empty space in which they are presented.?! An hour of “silent” room tone is recorded when no people are in the building; this is heavily filtered to extract drones derived from the room’s resonant frequencies.?! This is the only sonic material used, and there is minimal electronic processing involved.?! Airforms was made in 2013 as a birthday gift for Steve Roden, who provided two hours of empty room tone recorded in his bubble-shaped “Airform” house designed and built by architect Wallace Neff in 1946.?! The first hour was used to make the drones, and the second hour to make the bell-like tones, and the two are here superimposed.?!

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Field Characteristics by Barreca / Leimer

Barreca / Leimer

Field Characteristics
Palace Of Lights

Field Characteristics derives from the Marc Barreca | K.?! Leimer performance produced by Steve Peters for the Wayward Music series, presented 14 November 2014, at the Chapel performance space in Seattle.?! The audio originated from hundreds of independently recorded digital, electric, acoustic and found sounds.?! These fragments were edited, layered and reprocessed with Pro Tools and Ableton Live.?! The performance consisted of manipulating and mixing both live and prepared audio. Utilizing the same sources as well as recordings of the performance, Field Characteristics represents a further extrapolation of the material.?! CD includes an 8-page booklet of images used in the performance. Field Characteristics followed the first Barreca | Leimer album, Premap, released in 2014..?!

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Marc Barreca’s seventh solo album for Palace of Lights extends his work with a broader and deeper palette of synthesized and sampled sound, including sources as diverse as prepared guitars, pianos, Indonesian metallophones and glass harmonica.?! The music of Aberrant Lens employs long MIDI delays, synced MIDI processing via MAX for Live and extreme warping of disparate looped sound sources driven into entirely new states. The results are new, coherent aural structures: music that questions traditional definitions of ambient and electronic forms.?! And, to the educated ear, within this search for innovation and experimentation Aberrant Lens reveals many of Barreca’s earliest influences.?! Even when integrated in thoroughly non-retro compositions, the hints of homage to Cluster and the first Fripp & Eno releases inhabit these twelve new settings. Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s.?!

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Land Of Look Behind by Leimer, K.

Leimer, K.

Land Of Look Behind
Palace Of Lights

BACK IN STOCK!!!  Received an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork.  Alan Greenberg, who wrote and directed this film documenting the funeral of Bob Marley, provided K.?! Leimer with location tapes which were used to originate many of the rhythmic patterns for Land of Look Behind.?! Originally released in 1982, this album was remastered and reissued on CD in 2013, and on LP in 2017.?! Loops of the monologues and phrases that exhibited more distinctive cadences and pacing, the words, glottal stops, clicks and coughs of witnesses were used as cues for the percussion instruments.?! In effect, speech became the organizing principle of the musical score.?! By eliminating the accuracy of click tracks, musicians were prompted to rove through the inconsistent intervals of the voice-derived patterns.?! Also included is a four-page insert featuring an essay by Paul Dickow.?!

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Beneath The Mirrored Surface by Barreca, Marc

Barreca, Marc

Beneath The Mirrored Surface
Palace Of Lights

2015 release.?! The impulse to invent and realize new music, new forms and a broader comprehension of sound has proven to be a permanent aspect of Marc Barreca’s work.?! From childhood music lessons, to tape and electronic experimentation with his group Young Scientist, to becoming an early participant in cassette culture and the independent movement, Marc has developed a large body of work that moves with and ahead of the changes that music has undergone in the past four decades.?!   With Beneath the Mirrored Surface, Marc continues his quest to create deep and shifting aural spaces by merging the abstract rhythmic warmth of early analog synthesis with the complexity and timbral beauty of acoustic instruments and natural sound.?! Barreca extracted and reshaped rhythms and textures from field recordings, decades-old world folk recordings and acoustic instrument loops.?!

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2012 release.?! Permissions is somewhat of a collaboration with Taylor Deupree, given that the 12k head is credited with “additional voices, post-production, edit, mix, and mastering.” The detail isn’t insignificant, either, as Permissions largely collapses whatever stylistic differences might normally separate 12k and Palace of Lights recordings.?!   Arranged into concise song-like structures, the material exemplifies the concentration on fluttering micro-sound textures, electro-acoustic sounds, and field recordings that’s shared by the two creators and often captured on a typical 12k release.?! Listed sans titles on the CD cover as simply Permissions 01-16, the settings function like snapshots that cumulatively provide an in-depth portrait of Leimer’s range.?! The mood is generally laid-back, meditative, and explorative, but the elements drawn upon are not only pastoral in nature as industrial sounds surface, too.?!

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2015 release.?! The Grey Catalog departs from Leimer’s typical obsessions with understatement and homogeneity to range freely across rhythmic, melodic and disassembled forms.?! Incorporating percussion, electric guitar and bass as well as found sound, digital and analog synthesis and sampled instruments, The Grey Catalog spins off multiple intimations of musical forms.?!   Compiled over a two-year period, as diverse as the pieces are, they are also related by a shared generative technique and a shared library of voices and processing.?! Track selection for the final 15 was made from more than 30 pieces, and curated with the input of Matthew Werth, Paul Dickow, Greg Davis and Ron Schepper.?! The result is an album of highly personal music, restless and shifting forms, with melodic passages drawn over sets of self- regulating sources and shaped by chance.?!

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Following a few years of back-catalog recovery, K.?! Leimer has completed work on his first new solo album since The Grey Catalog.?! These ten new tracks follow an emergent arc, a refinement of the techniques he has used since Permissions.?! Highly tactile, with an emphasis on subharmonics, Re-enact sketches an antediluvian soundstage of deteriorating fragments scattered among still-recognizeable artifacts. This multitude of points-of-collapse in textural, timbral, harmonic and rhythmic relationships, continually folds in on itself to reveal moments of inner coherence and cognition.?! Embedded throughout with a wealth of digital and analog detail, Re-enact sets a new post-ambient direction for Leimer’s work. K.?! Leimer founded Palace of Lights in 1979.?! Leimer’s early work has recently been reissued by Autumn and RVNG, and his early cassette work is in the critically acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture.?!

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As a part of the early independent music movement, PoL occupies a special niche in electronic, experimental and ambient genres.?! Following recent vinyl reissues of his 1983 Palace of Lights cassette, Music Works for Industry, and a compilation of early cassette tracks on VOD’s acclaimed American Cassette Culture, PoL has reissued Marc Barreca’s first album for the label, the 1980 release Twilight, as part of an ongoing program of documenting the roots of the Pacific Northwest independent impulse.This remastered + expanded edition includes one previously unreleased track on the vinyl LP and an additional six bonus tracks in the digital version.The album insert includes an essay by Steve Peters.?! Remastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k.  Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s.?! His 1980 album, Twilight, was one of the earliest releases on Palace of Lights.?! Beneath the Mirrored Surface is his sixth solo album for the label.?!

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Closed System Potentials by Leimer, K.

Leimer, K.

Closed System Potentials
Palace Of Lights

Following the RVNG reissues of A Period Of Review (ranked the #7 reissue of 2014 by The Wire) and Artificial Dance (ranked the #2 reissue of 2015 by The Wire), Closed System Potentials, recorded in 1979 and originally released in 1980, finds its way back to CD.?! In their review of A Period of Review, Pitchfork said, “These pieces most closely evoke the work of Roedelius and Moebius in Cluster: meditative, wistful, lovely, giving off gentle glimmers of light.In trying to think if the closest American corollary for this set, the possibility emerges that Kerry Leimer is one of the lone examples of American kosmische music, that elegant hybrid that falls somewhere between the Velvets-style mesmerism of Can in the early ’70s and the placid tones of new age music that arose in the next decade.?! It’s a sound that applies to mid-’70s Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Popul Vuh, the second side of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn, and others.”K.?! Leimer founded the Palace of Lights label in 1979.?!

LP $16.00

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CD $12.00

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MP3 $9.90

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FLAC $11.99

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