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Demiurgent

by Ben Zucker

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Julian Terrell Otis
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Julian Terrell Otis awesome blending of elements into a seamless collage of sound. Favorite track: Cereltan.
Distant Animals
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Distant Animals There is something very understated about this work, with its extremely pleasant foundation framing meek, gentle, bells and glitches. Theres a definite 'furniture music' quality here (in a good way!) with the album serving as a perfect backdrop for study or work. It manages to tick the 'ambient-drone' box without foregrounding the sort of processing and language such genres usual rely upon. Favorite track: Edicroes.
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Cereltan 24:47
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Edicroes 19:29

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“Although a fashioner, the demiurge is not necessarily the same as the creator figure in the monotheistic sense, because the demiurge itself and the material from which the demiurge fashions the universe are both considered consequences of something else.” (Wikipedia, after Plato)

The exact nature of a demiurge depends on who you read—sometimes it’s something that shapes the world, sometimes it is the material world emanated out of thought. So to be demiurgent seems matter of fact, for both the musician and the music. We shape and are shaped, it shapes and is shaped (this is Plotinus’ “self-reflection of the indeterminate vitality”).

This isn’t meant to be a philosophy lesson, just some context, some light provocation. The goal has been to fold several reels of real together: live improvised performances, field recordings, studio manipulations, analog and digital instruments, over and over, in order to make something that felt more dwellable, with more capacity for vitality at times, more space to reflect, to make trouble and stay with it in a contained way, than some recent reality. It is, of course, also highly imperfect.

Videos: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEFSK-Pq-wOYaqyWokvTJU7R8gkQr-Q6a

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released August 5, 2021

Music by Ben Zucker
www.benzuckersounds.com

Mastered by Andrew Weathers
andrewweathers.com

Cover art by Rosśa Crean, detail from “We Are All Magick”
rossacrean.com/original-paintings

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Fallen Moon Recordings is a sub-label of Past Inside the Present that explores experimental forms of music and sound creation.

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