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Amplitudes

by Tapes and Topographies

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Mortimer Potts
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Mortimer Potts Gentle, tender, and sensitive: I can imagine stories and places beyond these tracks. Favorite track: in that moment i was hesitant.
The gaye device
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The gaye device Melancholy and beautiful slowly evolving ambient soundwaves that just suit the winter days and moments of stillness and contemplation.
chris coote
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chris coote what a very cool artist ..love it..Great album. definitely recommend this.... Favorite track: lights flicker from the opposite loft.
Lost Tribe Sound
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Lost Tribe Sound Dirty, sandpaper drones carry a welcomely mundane tune from start to finish. Just enough grit to hold my attention, like my favorite kind of sketch where the details fade at the edges and the rest of the image is left to the imagination.
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Tapes and Topographies is US based artist Todd Gautreau, who has had music releases on labels such as Past Inside the Present, Dronarivm, Shimmering Moods and his own imprint, Simulacra. His project has been active since 2014 following his previous alias Tear Ceremony and he also produces a downtempo as Sonogram.

With each new album, Todd follows a different workflow to achieve new details and results in his sound. Increasingly, his work has been aided by the use of hardware and outboard effects.
In his latest album Amplitudes, he has taken a set of sounds and fed these through a looper, experimenting with altered loop speeds. He used FM synthesis for the first time in this body of work, alongside some of his tried and tested methods, joined by field recordings.

These nine compositions clock in at almost 50 minutes; a compelling listen through dreamy, organic textures. Todd has created a lot of music in the last 18 months and Amplitudes is the latest in his continuous process of distilling his sounds and ideas down to their essence.
The album’s artwork is a macro-photograph of a stone, as the fine details are ‘amplified’ by the magnification effect of the camera’s lens. There is not a clear concept but inspiration is drawn from film and literature, as well as self-reflection, memory, loss and dreams. As these compositions play out, you’ll find yourself concentrating on fine details, whilst at other times, in a blissful state, zooming out to absorb the bigger picture.

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released November 13, 2021

Written and produced by Todd Gautreau
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Macro photography by Harry Towell
Art and design Andrew Heath

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Whitelabrecs is an experimental record label established in 2016, specialising in highly limited runs of vinyl-effect CDrs and occasional digital-only editions. The discography focuses on contemporary Ambient music, including Drone, Modern Classical and Electro Acoustic. ... more

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