New free release from the basic_sounds label.
basic_sounds is honoured to host something out of the ordinary by prolific American composer, Will Thomas Long (aka Celer). Now located in Japan, Will delivers Luxury Centrean 11 day installation outside the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. The piece took place inside the interior of the Nagagin Capsule Tower (a sample capsule designed by Kisho Kurokawa) as part of the Metabolism: The City of the Future – Dream and Visions of Reconstruction in Pastwar and Present-Day Japan.
Hidden inside the cabinets of the capsule walls, the music was created from a 1963 edition of Johann Sebastian Bach on reel-to-reel tape, cut into sections at random, and then looped on an endless-delay system between 3 reel-to-reel machines, each loop lasting for one whole day.
The manipulated looping is chillingly beautiful while creating an eerie sense of past. Luxury Centre is one of Will’s more accessible albums to listen to musically, but will trigger your psyche in unusual and haunting ways.