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Editions Mego presents the latest opus from legendary British composer, actor, sound designer and all round fine human Simon Fisher Turner. Giraffe is a new major work which blurs the lines between sound design and song, machine severity and narrative sentimentality. Subtitled ‘living in sounds and music’ Giraffe take the listener through a vast journey where an abstract clacking of unknown origin rubs up against a melancholic electronic sequence. ‘Life sounds’ were captured with a portable hard disc recorder and i-phone and appear alongside contemporar sound design. Emma Smith provides the narrative on ‘Slight Smile’ whilst electronic machines grind amongst background industrial klang in ‘Mud Larks’. 'Save As' revolves around a beautiful simple piano motif which soon folds into an unnerving field recording and drone combination.

Giraffe is a document of interior and exterior duality. A living space where machines and the surrounding world collide, a sonic landscape where musical and nonmusical elements are placed on an level hierarchy. The alchemy of these constituent parts results in the magic of Giraffe, one where the symbiotic sequence of events highlights a unique approach to sound as rapturous matter in whatever form it takes.

Simon Fisher Turner: Giraffe

Into Bush Simon Fisher Turner 4' 38''
Clean Page Simon Fisher Turner 2' 43''
Hope Swims Simon Fisher Turner 4' 06''
Burnt In Simon Fisher Turner 3' 48''
Tight Stops Simon Fisher Turner 2' 17''
Move More Simon Fisher Turner 1' 23''
Shine Up Simon Fisher Turner 1' 15''
Full Stop Simon Fisher Turner 1' 05''
Save As Simon Fisher Turner 4' 47''
Mud Larks Simon Fisher Turner 2' 12''
Trail Mix Simon Fisher Turner 1' 02''
Stem Jars Simon Fisher Turner 1' 42''
Slight Smile Simon Fisher Turner 8' 28''
Colour Fullness Simon Fisher Turner 3' 29''

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