Carl Stone
Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties
Unseen Worlds
Gatefold sleeve
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
1Banteay Srey
3Woo Lae Oak
4Mae Yao

Following the widely acclaimed 3LP collection, »Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties«, Unseen Worlds has compiled a second, 2LP collection of favorite and unreleased Carl Stone works. »Electronic Music from the Eighties and Nineties« presents the soothing, hallucinatory side of Stone's slow-evolving, time-bending composition. While we can't always identify the source, we can hear that his sounds come from somewhere, and that there is a ›correct‹ or ›complete‹ version of them in theory; and so we can hear when they are being changed.

What drives Stone's music is the flow that he draws out of those differences: the way an Indonesian gamelan morphs into a chorus built from one female vocalist over the course of »Mae Yao«s twenty-three minutes, the surprise emergence of a Mozart chorus out of the synths and skip-glitches of »Sonali,» or the slow, ambient evolution of »Banteay Srey«. »Woo Lae Oak,« issued in a single side edit for the first time, is an exception. It s samples - a tremolo string and a bottle being blown across the top like a flute - are simple in the extreme. Yet the Stone locates the inherent emotional properties of the sounds and takes them into unexpected expressive territory.