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Heasley, Tom – “Where The Earth Meets The Sky ” – [Hypnos Recordings]

Max Level   10/1/2006   A Library, CD

Nothing too complicated about this. Ambient music with weight and shape to it. Large, slow-moving drones, based on the low, resonant frequencies of Heasley’s tuba. He uses looping and processing to extend the notes, seemingly for miles and miles. Sonically huge in scope. I keep envisioning desolate canyons of rock, where every sound echoes and reverberates, as heard perhaps by eagles soaring and circling silently high above. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Robert Rich…

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Scott Yokim says

Gorgeous, centered tuba sound. Makes me want to get mine out again ... Does he do any multiphonic playing on the album? Thanks for playing it, Grawer.

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Max Level - KFJC says

I haven't seen a specific mention of Tom using multiphonic techniques, but no doubt he can tell you how he makes those beautiful sounds. drop a line to tom@tomheasley.com

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