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The Future Is a Forward Escape into the Past
Yann Novak
The Future Is a Forward Escape into the Past
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February 2018
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Yann Novak’s second LP for Touch (Ipek Gorgun, Fennesz) is formed as a sonata - that’s one idea broken up into four parts. The Future Is A Forward Escape Into The Past sees the Los Angeles composer utilising techniques from drone, concrete, found sound and electroacoustic music to explore the relationship between sound, memory and time. Asking the listener to be still and focus on the present moment in our busy world, Novak’s incrementally shifting soundscapes have a fragile beauty to them. Each movement features a rumbling low drone set by turns to soft organs or a recording of tweeting birds.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Radical Transparency Yann Novak 10:00 Buy
  2. 2 The Inertia of Time Yann Novak 9:49 Buy
  3. 3 Casting Ourselves Back into the Past Yann Novak 10:19 Buy
  4. 4 Nothing Ever Transcends Its Immediate Environment Yann Novak 11:20 Buy

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Ambient and Modern Classical

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