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Contraction (Remastered Edition)

by Marc Behrens

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Secular Air 11:05


released November 5, 2014

Original sound recordings for [6–8] have been made in Scrutto di San Leonardo and Clastra di San Leonardo, Italy and near the Hohemark, Taunus hillside, Germany in 1997.
Frog recordings in [7–8] courtesy of Suni Hoffmann were made in Offenbach, Germany.
[9] is based on owl recordings, and inspired by a passage in the book “Mason & Dixon” by Thomas Pynchon.

“Up late between stars, Mason listen’d downhill to the Owls as they hunted, and kill’d, himself falling into a kind of stunned Attendance but a step and a half this side of Dream… In the Turning-Evil of this time, awaiting her sure Return, he seem’d but one night to push through the other side of something, some Membrane, and understood that the deathfaced Hunters below were not moaning that way from any cause, – rather t’was the Sound itself that possess’d them, an independent Force, as a way into the Secular Air, its purposes in the world far from the rodents of the Hill-side, mysterious to all.”

Front cover photograph by Giuliana Stefani 1998.
Cover design and inlaycard photograph by Marc Behrens.
Thanks to: Bernhard Günter, John Duncan, Koji and Akiko Marutani, Giuliana Stefani.

Originally released as CD by Digital Narcis, Japan (cat. no. DNC006) on 01. June 1999.
Remastered for this edition by Marc Behrens in 2014.
Availabel ala008.


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Marc Behrens

Marc Behrens works with electronic and concrete music, installation, performance, photography, text and video. He exhibited artworks or performed in many European countries, in South Africa, Chile, USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Israel and Palestine. Since 1989 Behrens has released more than 30 music albums. He founded Availabel in 2014. ... more

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