Josiah Steinbrick

Meeting Of Waters

Hands In The Dark HITD 048
  • LP: Edition of 300
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Back in 2017 the unassuming Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist and producer released his first collection of solo pieces and we’ve been listening to it compulsively since then. Given that its initial release was only in North America, both on cassette with Leaving records and in an extremely limited vinyl self-release via BANANA editions, we felt that this meticulously crafted, essential work righteously deserved to get a proper spin in Europe too!

The album is composed of what you could call nine sculptural environments, each a mixture of organic sketches and improvisations, recorded rapidly and more or less free of any processing. Each piece is based on up to five simple elements - electronic and/or (tonal) percussions - used to create subtle evolving patterns and harmonies. The sounds explore the wilderness of jazz in a concrete setting, devotional in nature, creating a timeless cartography.

The attention to detail and the depth of the production on this record is magnificent, making the listener's journey through these personal, cinematic landscapes all the more poignant.

Josiah Steinbrick: Meeting Of Waters

Five Synthesizers Josiah Steinbrick 2' 31''
Two Bonangs, Coated Spheres, Piano, Two Synthesizers, Natural Objects Josiah Steinbrick 2' 37''
Three Synthesizers Josiah Steinbrick 5' 15''
Vibraphone, Marimbaphone, Malleted Wood, Two Synthesizers Josiah Steinbrick 3' 50''
Synthesizer, Two Idiophones, Rin Gong Josiah Steinbrick 5' 27''
Two Bells Josiah Steinbrick 1' 09''
Carbon Steel, Four Spheres, Four Drums, Three Synthesizers Josiah Steinbrick 6' 40''
Two Vibraphones, Two Bowed Marimbaphones, Wooden Xylophone, Two Bells, Handheld Wood Josiah Steinbrick 3' 06''
Four Synthesizers, Two Bells on Tuned Wood Josiah Steinbrick 6' 32''

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