Mutable

by Ebauche

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thomas mathie
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thomas mathie An utterly engaging journey in sound ... I’m delighted Alex is back with what is an immersive & enjoyable album.
Warren Daly (Invisible Agent)
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Warren Daly (Invisible Agent) Mutable crystallizes Ebauche's signature sounds. I thoroughly enjoy his unique and fresh approach to music; Evolving layers of ambiance continually ascend over intriguing field recordings. Intricate compositions that always captivate and energize the listener.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Beautifully designed limited-edition 180g 12" vinyl gatefold, featuring the the artwork of Adrianna Snochowska who painted an individual painting for each track on the album. Each track has also been paired with a haiku and some free-form prose written whilst listening to the pieces and seeing the artwork. Includes hi-res digital download.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautifully designed digipack CD with 16 page booklet featuring reproductions of paintings by Adrianna Snochowska, haikus, and short-form prose inspired by the music. Includes hi-res digital download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mutable via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

"We’re already drenched in beauty, predisposed to like these tracks; and like them we do."

"The music becomes a living object. The synthesizers wrap around the field recordings like tree trunks growing over embedded objects. Everything is mutable."

A Closer Listen (acloserlisten.com/2018/04/20/ebauche-mutable/)

Three years after the release of Adrift, Ebauche (aka Alex Leonard) returns with a beautiful new ambient LP. It is inspired by a strange disconnected dream during a long cross-country journey through Poland in the depths of winter in 2014. Mutable reflects the rhythms of that journey and the ethereal dreamscape which enveloped him.

Each track on Mutable pulsates and wraps around itself, gradually evolving its soundscape and encasing the listener in a deep and rewarding world. There is careful exploration of polyrhythmic variations within juxtaposed morphing drones bubbling out from stacks of synthesizers. The pieces are densely layered with fine detail, often only revealed on repeated listens, and are subtly backed by field recordings from locations around Poland.

Each piece on the album is accompanied by a unique painting created by Polish artist Adrianna Snochowska. The paintings are 50 x 35 cm mixed media (texture & oil paint) on canvas. Adrianna spent many hours listening to the draft mixes whilst creating these paintings and moulded the texture effects to the sounds on each track.

Additionally, long-time producer Arovane has provided a remix of Chwiać which is included on the release. The remix picks up on Chwiać’s pulsing polyrhythms and wraps them in layers of gritty distortion and subtle melodic nuances, underpinned by driving beats.

credits

released April 23, 2018

Written and produced by Ebauche (Alex Leonard),
except #4 remixed by Arovane
Original oil paintings created for each track by Adrianna Snochowska
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studios

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Ebauche Berlin, Germany

Ebauche (aka Alex Leonard) has been producing music since 2001. Musically his output covers a range of dark beat driven electronic music, to sublime ambient cascades, to simple piano compositions.

He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
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