15.01.15 - JAMES MURRAY - EILEAN 39 -
artist : james murray
album : loss
date : 15.01.15
map point : eilean 39
color : white/grey
season : winter
duration : 61.20 mn
edition : limited to 120 copies
James Murray is a self-taught composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has over the last decade worked with pioneering labels in the UK, Europe, the US and Japan. His Slowcraft Records released the acclaimed Floods trilogy and he is known for a delicate, subtle sound underpinned by a disciplined, conceptual approach to composition.
Loss is as much about having as it is about losing. Its slow-burning arc charts finding, loving, losing and grieving with quiet dignity. Calm and reflective, crushing and relentless: it's an immersion in the wide and wild landscape of the soul.
The album was improvised live using four pieces of equipment: Roland D-110, TC Electronic G-Sharp, Zoom RFX- 2000 and Korg MicroKontrol. Keys were trapped not played and performances were made on the FX units in real-time. First takes only, no further editing.
james murray :
sue williams a'court :
Improvised and recorded by James Murray between 18th - 22nd January 2014 at Slowcraft Studio, London, England. // Art Cover "Notes39" by Sue Williams A'Court // Design by Superfluxgrafizm.