Timeless Pulse - Trio - 2xLP
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Timeless Pulse Trio is Pauline Oliveros, accordion, with percussionists George Marsh and Jennifer Wilsey. Released in honor of the 20th annual Deep Listening Retreats held this year in Camallera, Spain and Petaluma, California, this is the third Timeless Pulse album. Formed in 1991 during a residency at the Deep Listening Institute, the full ensemble, including Thomas Buckner and David Wessel, has released two live recordings on CD: Live at CNMAT and Quintet. This is the first time this entity has been stripped down to a trio, recorded in a studio and released on vinyl. Divided into four sides with titled subsections, the album includes guests Ione and Joyce Kouffman contributing spoken word and cello on “Real As Any Dream.”
Mastered for vinyl by Kenny Evans at Mesa Recording, cut direct to metal and pressed on 200g-virgin-vinyl, this double LP is limited to 500 copies. It comes packaged in the custom designed slipcover and jacket with doublewide spines used for the Deep Listening Band Then & Now Now & Then 2xLP. The slipcover features two exquisite photographs and is dual-finished with a gloss front and uncoated back. The jacket is printed with metallic ink, has a flooded pocket and features an essay by Amy Beal, Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
“The oxymoronic name of this trio - Timeless Pulse - acknowledges freely improvised music’s joyous celebration of the fact that no two people - let alone no two musicians – experience time in exactly the same way.” “The sound world within which Timeless Pulse Trio prefers to work: sustained sounds like Pauline’s accordion drones, gongs, bowed cymbals, ornamented by rattles, bells and the cracks and pops of the drum set and struck resonant objects.” “These recordings emanate from a culture of active listening, as promoted and practiced by this trio, as well as by many other ensemble-based improvisers and meditative musical practices around the globe. The heart of free improvisation rests in the act of listening, and in the discovery inherent to that process” (excerpts from Beal’s essay).