Fragments + Distancing

by James Bernard

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Solace 06:18
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Withdrawn 05:23
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Aural Balm 08:23
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Never Alone 05:16
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Distancing 06:44

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Available for the first time on our Digistak CD, James uses his proven and unique efforts in creating ethereal tones on this collection of arrangements. ‘Fragments’ [tracks 1-8] were created by using a method of composition James has been perfecting, where he takes small pieces of unreleased music that he has written stretching over the last 10 years, and runs them through different modes and methods of granular stretching and FFT processing. In some cases, the original audio source was no longer than 20-30 seconds long.

The first eight tracks cultivate a profound sense of meditative stasis with the use of a Moog Mother 32, custom built filters, and various Eurorack modular sequencers, modules, and effects.

Tracks 9-11 originally appeared on 'Distancing' released by Healing Sound Propagandist [HSP-47] as a digital only release. Now available for the first time on CD. The trio of arrangements are intended to inspire moments of self-reflection and personal growth. Stare into the void, smile and see your highest self staring right back at you.

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released August 30, 2019

Written, produced, mixed, and mastered by James Bernard
Design and layout by zakè



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Past Inside the Present (PITP) is an American ambient label with a focus on offering up some of the very best ambient, drone, soundscape, and minimal music by passionate artists from across the globe.

Distribution through A Thousand Arms (US), Juno Records (UK), Tobira Records (JP), Linus Records (JP), HHV (DE), BLEEP (UK), Phonica Records (UK), Boomkat (UK), and others.
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