Roland P. Young [ Istet Serenade ] LP [EM1087LP]
"Roland imitates some part of nature which is still unknown and unheard to (hu)mankind. The drift constantly changes and it knows how to convince with almost, for me, visible and spatial effects. A master piece!" (progressive.homestead.com/cosmicjazz)
30 years since "Isophonic Boogie Woogie", new Music from Roland P. Young, "Istet Serenade" on EM Records.
"Istet Serenade" is foray into the area of music space that represents the core of Roland's sound philosophy, Isophonics. The theory of composed improvisation of stillness in the fluidity of constant change. The thingness of actualized sound in the nothingness of acoustic evaporation and recreation from the source of the indwelling presence. This occurs at a speed which defies conscious comprehension but which reveals abundant spiritual revelatory aspects.
It requires a state of emersion and a freedom to reach toward technical trust and semiconscious execution of the revealed composition. Upon returning to a conscious state one hears what was created as though it is being presented. The thought then thinks about what was thought and executed as a comprovisation of point instant mixed and remixed sound devices: Breath, Posture, Devotion, Bass Clarinet, Soprano G and Bb Clarinets and Saxophone, Kalimba, Native American Flutes, Electronic Accoutrements, Voice, Percussion, Mac Book, Family, Pen, Pencil and the One.
"The 10 pieces were chosen from 55 comprovisations created over the past year. My Travels to and playing in the atmospheres of Israel, Prague, Rome, London, Paris, Istanbul and Santa Fe, New Mexico combined with my formative years in Kansas City, Missouri then my years in the Bay Area of Northern California and my current residence in Brooklyn, New York inform my music with ever expanding inspirations and creative possibilities.Istet Serenade is a slice of the possible."
This is a sound that is thusly described as spaced acid drones of intense acoustic chill, embracing electronic, ambient, world, avant garde, cosmic, free and chamber jazz MUSIC.
+LP version: embossed sleeve
1. Twirling (6:21)
2. Curls (6:48)
3. Dearest (4:21)
4. Wetness (6:11)
5. Eclipse (5:27)
6. Night Air (6:49)
7. Airlessly (5:14)
8. Dessert Cave (4:26)
9. Chrome (5:27)
10. Tea Bells (5:08)