With the passing away of Danielle Baquet-Long, Celer also stopped. But her husband Will Long devotes himself to releasing all the works that they composed together. So ‘Panoramic Dreams Bathed In Seldomness’ was recorded in 2006 and 2007 and uses field recordings from Pakistan, India and Nepal, as well as a ney, skateboard, titles, cello, violin, electronics, contact microphones, micro cassettes, bontempi 9 organ, electronics, piano, reel-to-reel, splicing and mixing board. Celer has released quite some material over the years, so those who ‘know’ them, know what to expect. I wasn’t surprised by this. Well no entirely. A piece like ‘Who Feels Like Me, Who Wants Like Me, Who Doubts Any Good Will Come Of This’ is a classic textbook Celer piece: long sustaining sounds, which flow like weightless material in orbit. That is still the majority of Celer’s music and that’s good. It is what we expect, I guess, and that’s a good thing. I really didn’t expect them to change that much. What puts
the icing on this particular cake is the effective and sparse use of field recordings, which add a nice extra layer to the music, an aspect of exotica. Hissy, mysterious and creating an otherworldy aspect. That makes this particular Celer a somewhat even greater release than many others by them. (FdW)