strange, broken and glitchy versions of familiar sounds, scrabbling and whirling, but in the end forming soundscapes that feel timeless and are full of invention and careful curation of chance and design
Favorite track: ARTIFACTS (IV).
tracks 1-10 Originally released on Entr'acte (catalogue number E121) in September 2011
track 14 previously available only as part of WFMU Fundraiser "The Finest Tree I See" - Thank you to Daniel Blumin
“Rife is a great little find. It is music that really feels like it doesn’t care less about the trappings of modern day genre pigeonholing and is quite happy to go about its own way, following its own course, often exploding with possibility and energy without caring about such things as restraint or moody aesthetics.” - Richard Pinnell, The Watchful Ear.
released September 30, 2011
Composed, performed, produced and recorded by Nick Storring (2003-2012)
Tracks 1-10 mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
Original cover design by Entr'acte.
Artifacts (2007-2009) : created with a near broken-violin, computer processing, dictaphone, disc man, Smokey Amp, make shift talk-box, purposely corrupted MP3 files.
Indices of Refraction (2005-2011): various acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, mixer feedback, computer processing.
Outside, Summer is Bursting at the Seams (2007): cello, computer processing
... (2005): raw found sound - voicemail message (edited)
Decisiveness (2005): field recordings, synthesized sounds, computer processing
Life of the Party (2007): near-broken violin, mixer feedback, yoga ball, computer processing. (originally composed for Lisa Pijuan-Nomura's 'Red' event in 2007)
X-Soulageana (Saucer Magnolia) (2012): bass, vocals, (bowed) Strumstick, toy piano, electric mandola, harmonium, harpsicle, cello, field recordings, synths, T-Pain Mic, percussion, computer processing.
Thank you to Allon/ Entr'acte, Giuseppe, and all who offered listening and support.
Nick Storring is a composer and musician residing in Toronto. His music has been presented and performed by Eve Egoyan,
Quatuor Bozzini, Beijing's Musicacoustica Festival, AKOUSMA, Arraymusic and appeared on labels such as Entr'acte, Scissor Tail, Notice Recordings and Orange Milk.
"Storring HAS IT, his compositional prowess only eclipsed by his sense of atmosphere and space." -Tiny Mix Tapes...more
Toronto duo Ways, featuring saxophonist Brodie West (collaborator of the Ex, Han Bennink) and drummer Evan Cartwright join Danish (prepared) pianist Simon Toldam for a sparse and elusive musicking. Nick Storring