nathan mclaughlin

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  • nathan mclaughlin – riding the bronc – nada cdr

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    Nathan McLaughlin is a busy man. Having released numerous tapes and LPs over the last few years under his own name and as a member of the groups: Tilth, Loud & Sad, and HMS.
    Solo, McLaughlin is best known for his Echolocation series, showcasing his improvisational work with tape loops. Through Echolocation and subsequent work, McLaughlin continues to create beautiful pieces of ambience that are at times fragile, subtle and quiet.
    Riding the Bronc is the latest release of tape music from McLaughlin. Displaying a talent for focus and patience. The title of this cassette is a reference to McLaughlin’s live sets, which are filled with an underlying sense of the ominous. In his own words:
    they tend to be very intense high frequency affairs…lots of tension, riding the bronco as i like to call it, and not of great volume….recreating that can potentially be hard because the tension is a product of the environment and mood.


  • nathan mclaughlin – echolocation #3 – gift tapes

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    MS-20 & room-length tape loops; flowing ambient subsonic immersion
    Nathan Mclaughlin (currently residing in Sauk Centre, Minnesota) reveals a new chapter in his recent series, following up a previous release on Digitalis. Echolocation #3 is ambient music, rich in color and mood. Layering vintage synths on room-length tape loops, Mclaughlin crafts music for meditation.
    -gift tapes


  • nathan mclaughlin – echolocation #5 – notice recordings

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    This is Nathan McLaughlin’s latest installment of his Echolocation series. Following releases on Digitalis and Gift Tapes, #5 also continues the organic and thoughtful work of his duo Loud & Sad. Focused on tape loops, layers of delay, and some chordal forms, each piece is meticulously and methodically built, with each sonic element given its due. This sense of pacing and care given to every moment is a crucial element of McLaughlin’s work, and it’s deeply attuned here. The pieces reflect the environment in which they were composed, tight-knit and rural; they mass like storm clouds, and then are barely there, leaving just the fluttering of a distant echo. Stretches of silence, and windblown expanses. Rich chords swell into deeply contemplative passages that are gradually stripped away. A gorgeous, hushed set of tape music.
    – Artwork by E. Lindorff-Ellery and N. McLaughlin. Foil stamped on heavy stock
    – An edition of 100
    – Pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes with classic Notice attire