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Floes: Volumes I​-​IV

by Tewksbury

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    The full cassette recording of Floes: Volume I-IV.

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    Artwork by Alison Shields, including 4x artwork across the cassette spines.

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1.
Vika 11:03
2.
Skywatchers 13:20
3.
Crescent 13:20
4.
Alesund 10:17
5.
Yaw 12:27
6.
Forges 11:40
7.
Kare Tveter 11:03
8.
Hi-Lux 10:18
9.
Ptarmigan 10:31
10.
Divergence 11:37
11.
Lightrooms 11:04
12.
Parallels 10:31
13.
Aperture 14:32
14.
Epochs 11:52
15.
Lichen 10:39
16.
Verde 12:45

about

This collection is slow music for the Anthropocene, four suites of long-form works recorded over 2023.

Each of the 16 tracks here unfolds over its 10+ minute runtime: different melodies and textures emerge, intersect with one another, build, and dissolve over minutes. It's over 3 hours of glacial ambient music.

As always, I'm deeply inspired by the natural world, and time spent in the slowness of the Canadian and Arctic winter, when much of this album was recorded.

There’s only one instrument on this record—the hugely inspiring Moog One synthesizer—which was multi-tracked onto very long 1/4" analog tape loops on my vintage Fostex 8-track, one note/chord at a time, with all the beautiful imperfections of physical music made by a human: tape splices fail, faders pop, motors drift.

I tried to keep things simple, and tried to keep the work honest. I hope you enjoy it.

Much thanks/much love to all, always.

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FLOES: VOLUME I

01: Vika [11:03]
02: Skywatchers [ 13:20]
03: Crescent [13:21]
04: Alesund [10:18]

FLOES: VOLUME II

01: Yaw [12:28]
02: Forges [11:41]
03: Kare Tveter [11:03]
04: Hi-Lux [10:19]

FLOES: VOLUME III

01: Ptarmigan [10:32]
02: Divergence [11:38]
03: Lightrooms [11:05]
04: Parallels [10:32]

FLOES: VOLUME IV

01: Aperture [14:32]
02: Epochs [11:53]
03: Lichen [10:40]
04: Verde [12:45]

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released March 21, 2024

All works by Douglas Tewksbury.

Mixed by Michael Keire and Douglas Tewksbury at Threshold Recording Studios, and by Douglas Tewksbury at home, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Mastered by Douglas Tewksbury.

Artwork by Alison Shields (alisonshields.com)

Thanks, and love, to Christine, Luna, and Hava Quail.

This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Please reuse/remix/adapt/etc. as you see fit.

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Tewksbury Hamilton, Ontario

Douglas Tewksbury is an ambient and electronic musician, field recordist, and sound artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

'Floes: Volumes I-IV', the new 4x collection of slow, long-form ambient works for Moog One and analog tape loops, out 21 March 2024.
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