Beyond

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Album Name Dauer Format Auflösung Preis
Beyond 1:28:58 22,00 €
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# Track Title Dauer Format Auflösung Preis
1 Qui tollis 09:48 192/24 Album only
2 Aura (Version for Percussion Quartet) 06:13 192/24 Album only
3 Memory Palace: I. Harriman 03:19 192/24 Album only
4 Memory Palace: II. Power Lines 04:50 192/24 Album only
5 Memory Palace: III. Foxhurst 05:04 192/24 Album only
6 Memory Palace: IV. L.I.E. 04:23 192/24 Album only
7 Memory Palace: V. Claremont 03:58 192/24 Album only
8 Fear-Release 08:47 192/24 Album only
9 I Hold the Lion's Paw: I. - 02:43 192/24 Album only
10 I Hold the Lion's Paw: II. - 06:52 192/24 Album only
11 I Hold the Lion's Paw: III. - 05:07 192/24 Album only
12 I Hold the Lion's Paw: IV. - 04:16 192/24 Album only
13 I Hold the Lion's Paw: V. - 05:12 192/24 Album only
14 I Hold the Lion's Paw: VI. - 01:51 192/24 Album only
15 I Hold the Lion's Paw: VII. - 07:00 192/24 Album only
16 I Hold the Lion's Paw: VIII. - 02:19 192/24 Album only
17 I Hold the Lion's Paw: IX. - 04:11 192/24 Album only

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℗ 2017 Sono Luminus
© 2017 Sono Luminus

Beyond is a remarkable epic in which space and time are stretched on and on, over and past the horizon. At once alight and sparkling with a seemingly inhuman precision of touch and in the same moment also a freedom that rarely comes from such precision. The quartet sounds in moments as if they are playing directly on the wood of the table a listener is listening from, their synchronized sounds wrapping with immense clarity around the ears of the listener. And yet, with their elegant facility the quartet captures a depth of subtlety in interlocking sounds over a great distance — each player down the road and far, far away. As the album moves on, the quartet’s touch makes one instrument become another. As if in a maze of mirrors, this occurs more and more often until one wonders, and then has no idea what particular instrument has left its reverberation hanging in the room. A vibraphone is a steel pan. A guitar, a harp. A triangle, a star pulsating with the pins of electric energy. 

While the lines between pieces could easily blur, each composer speaks with a clarity of intention that is totally unique. Bjarnasson’s Qui Tollis spans an incredible arc, emerging from the contemplative space of the works around it, brimming with the bashes and tumbles of bass drums, and then seemingly too early, vanishes again into a lull and rhythmic groan. With Fear - Release, Reid takes us into a world of metallic voices, as if we’re listening to a rubbed piece of crystal from inside the gem itself. It’s rare that a piece of music seems to truly sonically shine, and Reid’s piece accomplishes this brilliance early and often. Thorvaldsdottir’s Aura is the wind, the sand in the wind, and the wind chime hanging from the wood on the old falling-apart porch all at once. It speaks multitudes, and miraculously all upon the quiet edge of audibility. The expanse of McIntosh’s I Hold the Lion’s Paw is that of a twelve-hundred page novel, in which each page has less than a half dozen words. Its sprawl is scrolled out like a web in air, as the quartet communicates effortlessly with one another across a cavern of distance. In one moment they sit still in space, another they rattle endlessly like the earth; they arrive where we are, simply putting musical puzzle pieces together. With Memory Palace, Cerrone creates rooms of sound, each drenched in a subtle hue. In the rooms of this ever-expanding house we find ourselves drinking different air, buzzing with pop, hiss, and click, and lingering with a guitarist who could be inside the guitar itself.

The album — made with producer Dan Merceruio and engineer Daniel Shores, blazingly brilliant creatives in their own right, and longtime label partners Sono Luminus — shows LAPQ at its finest: endlessly versatile, sonically considerate, curatorially wise, and brilliantly electrifying performers. Beyond brings the world to LA, and LAPQ out into the world.