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Synthesis of Neglected Places

by Loren Chasse

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Daniel Daniel I feel I understand the sensation these recordings are meant to convey—I’ve been here before. It’s that feeling you get when you walk in a natural space at night and a warm wind blows through you softly, making your soul fill up like air in a kite, and the boundary between you and your surroundings drops away, and time disappears. Listen closely long enough and you’ll find the music doesn’t end when the last track stops. The trees and water are singing! Favorite track: part v (breath's burial).
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part i 06:16
part ii 11:00
part iii 06:47
part iv 04:57
part vi 07:09
part vii 01:57
part viii 11:18


original version release on cassette | unique ancient tavern | 1998

Recorded at my mother's home in New Smithville, PA and at a live performance from the Rodale Farm Summer Festival.

*This slightly longer, subtly enhanced/remixed version is inspired by my recent visit to Pennsylvania and reconnecting with the oppressive heat, fantastic moods, and night bugs of summer in the countryside.

"I can look forward to no future; I must spend a season of oblivion with nature--
A train is rumbling in the distance; the hot August moon throws its pale light over the earth, heat lightning illumines the unfathomed north; the cricket chorus pulses ceaselessly--a great oppression comes over me--What will the outcome be?"
(Charles Burchfield, August 7, 1916)

Pacing the yard, I am grateful that I am still animal enough. An arousing profusion makes its way to the surface of me. Fireflies blink on the outskirts of things; a snapped branch of dry leaves nothing sees...
(August 7, 1998)


released August 7, 2019


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loren chasse (Of) Portland, Oregon

Loren Chasse's current projects include himself, So I'm As You'll, and Latourel. Past projects include idBattery, Of, Thuja, The Child Readers, Franciscan Hobbies, Coelacanth, the Jewelled Antler label, collaborations with Keith Evans, Michael Northam and Branic Howard, composing for TopShake Dance Company, and performing the works of avant garde composers with Portland's Extradition series. ... more

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