Deep Listening Band - Then & Now Now & Then - 2xLP
*400 pressed on 200g black vinyl***
“First it was the name of an album that came out about 20 years ago and made new music history. Deep Listening. Then it became the name of the band that recorded that album. Then it became the name of a practice, an approach to art, improvisation, exploration and, well, living, that drove that band, a band of crazies led by Pauline Oliveros, to lower themselves into a huge
underground concrete cistern in the state of Washington” (David Felton, 2008). Here, 20 years later, Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and David Gamper celebrate an anniversary of improvisation, innovation and commitment with their first ever vinyl release.
This vinyl-only document contains four sidelong tracks, one reissued and three previously unreleased. “Cannery Row” was originally available on the Troglodyte’s Delight album and captures the band in Tarpaper Cave, which Dempster recalls as “an old limestone quarry near Rosendale, New York that had lovely dripping water sounds and Valhalla-like mists.” The previously unreleased tracks were gathered from three separate live performances at the Sounds Like Now Festival, Sound Exchange American Composers Forum, and Engine27, a 16-channel installation of special speakers.
The audio was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g-virgin-vinyl in a limited edition of 500. The records come packaged in a custom designed slipcover and a jacket with doublewide spines. The slipcover features two exquisite photographs and is dual-finished with a gloss front and matte back. The jacket is printed on a cardboard brown stock with the pocket flooded green and features three rich essays including: an introduction by Felton, a short history by Dempster and information about the Expanded Instrument System (EIS) from Oliveros.