Gazing

by J.C. Combs

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Seattle-based composer and improviser J.C. Combs presents an EP of processed piano recordings, each of the three pieces serving as a sonic reverie between worlds.

jccombs.com

"The overall processing is quite low, but it adds a fine alienation to the music, drifting beyond the regular piano music. In 'Apparition', the longest of the three, Combs plays arpeggio's that stop as strangely as they started. I think this was all very nice indeed, reminding me of some of Akira Rabelais' music..." - Vital Weekly
www.vitalweekly.net/910.html

"In each the piano is a distinct element that quite suddenly bleeds into a broader digital aura, as in the opening track, “Recycled Piano,” during which the listener might think that a piano string had come loose and started vibrating all on its own. In “Apparation,” a pulse of a steady beat triggers the sonic equivalent of a lens flare. It’s a beautiful collection, and comes highly recommended." - disquiet
disquiet.com/2013/07/10/jc-combs/

"The composition side of Combs’ work really shines in “Apparition,” which travels through many movements until reaching a peaceful and relaxing end..." - What's Up! Magazine
www.whatsup-magazine.com/2013/10/cd-review-j-c-combs/

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released June 27, 2013

cover image from the 4AoS blog: iainpetrie.typepad.com/about.html

SpecT 21
Spectropol Records 2013

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