Jeremy Young – Untitled For Toma (August Tape Sketches)

Jeremy Young – Untitled For Toma (August Tape Sketches)

August Tape Sketches dwells in extended notions of time and space, with melodic fragments repeating and dissolving in intuitive fashion, allowing for a listening experience on the edge of logical musical information. The fragmented takes centre stage as Young develops a narrative of contemplation and indirect emotion. On this album, Young conjures up gently dissociated musical sketches that are soft-spoken yet far-reaching. The musical language used is that of electroacoustic composition, but Young fuses that with a perspective of instinct and benign distance. The definition of things on August Tape Sketches is not one of confrontation, but in the treatment of the sounds used lies its true nature, dreaming up a lullaby of concrete musical.

☛ Guitar and 1/4″ tape cut-ups recorded and mixed by Jeremy Young in Montreal, QC in August 2020.
☛ Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
☛ Photograph by Bob Lukomski.
☛ Layout/Design by Meeuw.

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☛ Jeremy Young is a composer and improviser of concrète electronic tape music from Montreal, Quebec. He is a member of the Montreal-based experimental poetry_sound unit Cloud Circuit, alongside writer Deanna Radford, and the electroacoustic modern classical trio Sontag Shogun. His work makes use of a sine and square wave oscillator system, analog 1/4″ tape loops, captured and filtered radio and EMF signal, and foley-inspired sound treatments from amplified surfaces and objects. Young’s improvisational and compositional techniques are influenced by Cagean aleatoricism as well as haptics-based praxis and deep listening. His primary artistic interests lie in the analog treatment of surface-based audio (piezo mic’d objects and surfaces, manipulating tape and tone via texture and voltage) and the notion that both the audio signal and the media on which it is recorded, edited and played back, should equally contribute to the creation of a sonic narrative, an underlying principle of musique concrète. He has performed across Canada, the US, UK, Asia, and Europe.

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