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Atmospheres, Soundtracks and Transmissions

by Black Seas Ensemble

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    Double vinyl LP printed in rich black on 350g Elega paper stock. Flood printing inside sleeves to feed the records into a black void. Download included.

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Heavy Seas 04:15


Each side of this 2xLP is influenced by historical and contemporary experiences of auditory hallucination.


released June 3, 2019

Produced by: Steve Bates
Recorded by: Timothy Herzog and Steve Bates
Mixed by Timothy Herzog
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market
Recorded at:
Lab Sounds, The Pines, Black Emperor Garage and Auto Body

Additional Recordings:
EMS (Stockholm), Olympia, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dunedin, Hamburg, Vienna.

FIeld Recordings:
Reims, Verdun, Fleury-devant-Douaumont, Cellerdyke, Glasgow, Ndar

Radio Recordings:
Dakar, Montréal, Paris, Stockholm

Thierry Amar; double bass (#1), Elizabeth Anka Vajagic, electric guitar, voice (#2, 11), Mathieu Ball; electric guitar (#11), Steve Bates; computer, electronics, field recordings, transmitter/radio (#1-7, 9-14), David Bryant; electric guitar (#6), Drew Barnet, modular synth (#12), Kevin Doria; modular synth, oscillators, effects (#6, 7), Rebecca Foon; cello (#6, 13), Blake Hargreaves; pipe organ (#6, 10), Timothy Herzog; drums, percussion, bowed cymbals (#6, 9, 11, 12), Jacob Kirkegaard; computer (#8), Mark Molnar; cello, effects (#6), jake moore; voice (#11), Michael Morley; voice, electric guitar, effects (#12) Seijiro Murayama; bowed cymbal (#1, 5), Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt; cassettes, electronics (#11), JR Robinson: voice (#3), Carsten Stabenow;opto-acoustic feedback, line lasers, surveillance cameras, audio drivers, filters (#1), Burkhard Stangl; electric guitar (#2), Sophie Trudeau; violin, effects (#6,13).

Financial assistance provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.




The Dim Coast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

the dim coast is a space dedicated to experiments and actions with/in sound. It borrows its name from a line in Dante’s Inferno and relies on a loose collection of individuals, who may also come together on collaborative projects, for its content. We will occasionally release music on CD, vinyl, download, or other formats depending on our desires. We will organize events as we see fit. ... more

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