Label: Lillerne Tapes
In The Aureole Of Lowness begins with five distinct, resonant tones. They sound like church bells, but their origin is not exactly certain. Throughout the course of the cassette, these deceptively simple sounds are cut, manipulated, layered and reworked into a powerfully meditative piece of music. The clarity and deliberateness of this manipulation lends an importance to every newly created pattern, noise or rhythm. The pace is as challenging and engrossing as it is patient and respectful of the original and untouched samples. The idea of tempo change and the slight, barely discernible differences in speed become relevant as the recording unfurls. As the loops speed up and repeat, a sense of exhaustion and degradation arises. Patrick Piper is a young, Chicago-based musician and composer. This is his first cassette, and a follow-up to 2013's Echoes CD-R on Organic Industries. This is an edition of 50 home-dubbed, chrome cassettes.