Tag Archives: Webbed Hand Recordings

Mystified – Bone Drones 3

Thomas Jackson Park, aka Mystified, goes on pioneering the virgin depths of ambient experimental music, setting a nice example through his devotion to the genre and his prolific releases; and today we shall discuss his new album, released on Webbed Hand Records, which is called “Bone Drones 3”. This four-track album is represented by thoughtfully and fancifully processed sounds, initially generated on trombone. Even though the sound was processed, it preserved its naturalness and the warmth of life, breathed by the artist himself in its direct and figurative sense, because aerophones are silent without human exhalations. The first track, “Bone Drone 11” turns out to be the airy and pleasant cushion of sound, which firstly seemed to me the work of an orchestra, as well as the other tracks.  However, getting some information from the official release page I learnt, that all these enveloping and monumental substances are the result of Mystified’s keenness of wit, who has the sharp feeling of space, time, music and mood; he knows how to turn the sonic fluction into the right way. So, let’s sink in the atmosphere of Mystified’s “Bone Drones 3”.

Official release page
Mystified’s official site

Mystified – SphereSlowChime

Bizarre and immensely slow, Mystified’s (Thomas Park; see also this review) album “SphereSlowChime”, released on Webbed Hands Records, with its hour-long duration, is sure to captivate your mind. In fact, fractal generation methods with the use of the sphere geometry was implied in the process of creation of this piece. Wind chimes, reverberation, and a talent of the artist are the fundamental constituents of this sonic environment. Indeed, while listening to it, some impression of rolling motion or rotation is occuring, as if it is the acoustic waves from the huge metal cylinder, or ball, revolving in different planes, thought later, in the process of listening, you can hear more sources of this sound. I must say, that this simple and understandable track give rise to great variety of associations and inner pictures. So, rotate the magic sphere with Mystified.

Mystified’s official site

SphereSlowChime at Webbed Hand Records

Cluster One – Lucid Visions

One day I downloaded a short album from Webbed Hand Recordings label site and forgot about it for a long time. But later, accidentally I faced it once again and had a listen to it. It is “Lucid Visions” by Cluster One. The album, consisting of only two tracks, “Hidden Persian Lair” and “Cluster One”, produces a light feeling of lucidity with its airy ringing drones, especially the second one, which has a tidal structure with voice, announcing in the end the name of the project and the composition. In fact, this album is indeed very tiny, but it stimulates the listener to acquaint with the rest of the artists discography. So, watch the lucid visions of Cluster One.

Cluster One’s “Lucid Visions” on Webbed Hand Recordings label: http://www.webbedhandrecords.com/wh137-cluster-one-lucid-visions-ep/
Cluster One’s official site: http://www.clusteronemusic.nl/