Eli Keszler
Last Signs of Speed
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Debossed bronze color Sleeve, incl. Washi Paper Insert
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11Sudden Laughter, Laughter Without Reason 4:21
2Corresponding Probably To Quanta 4:14
3Streaming Down. Streaming Down. 4:56
4The Immense Endless Belt Of Faces 8:08
5No Iodine, No Breeze 4:56
21Breaches Breaches 3:35
2The Next Day, In The Afternoon 6:24
3Is Strategist 2:01
4Is Stage Director 5:28
5Holes, Parts Missing 3:41
6Willing To Be Open 3:48
7Fusillade Of Colors 4:53

Last Signs of Speed is Eli Keszler's first solo release since 2012's Catching Net (PAN Records) and explores a very different side of his unique acoustic universe. One in which the macrocosmic percussive collisions of his earlier work give way to a gradual unfolding of dub-influenced rhythmic constellations. Eli has described Last Signs as his response to playing in club environments over the last few years; an attempt to negotiate a delicate balance between the materiality of his acoustic instrument and the hyper-mediated sonic ecosystem of the club sound system. Coming off like an inspired synthesis between Scientist and Xenakis, Last Signs of Speed is a truly unique work by an artist at the height of his powers.

Artwork: Bronze colour on Japanese paper, debossed, Liner note on Washi paper, with text by David Grubbs.

About Eli Keszler:

Eli Keszler is a New York-based artist, composer and percussionist. His compositions and visual works examine the limits of instrumentation, notation, and space in its insti- tutional, musical and public form.

Eli has released solo records on ESP-Disk and PAN and toured extensively throughout Europe and the US, perform- ing solo and in collaboration with artists such as Tony Conrad, Oren Ambarchi, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Aki Onda, and Rashad Becker. His upcoming projects include a duo recording with Rashad Becker at The Empty Gallery and a collaborative project with Laurel Halo.

Keszler's sound installations, music and visual work have appeared at Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, The Kitchen, South London Gallery, Carpenter Center for The Visual Arts (Har- vard), Luma-Foundation, Tectonics Festival (Harpa Hall) Reykjavik, Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Boston Center for the Arts, Barbican-St. Lukes and 3S Arts and Greater New York at MoMA PS1.