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Janek Schaefer - What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing

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For over 20 years, British sound artist, Janek Schaefer, has earned significant international acclaim & awards for transforming the power of half-forgotten memories into otherworldly works, that are often as ambiguous as they are evocative. Previous collaborators include Charlemagne Palestine, Philip Jeck, Stephan Mathieu, and a work-inprogress with William Basinski. Schaefer's compositions primarily occupy and inhabit the spaces between sadness and joy, and relish in the unpredictability of emotional gravity. It is this transience that makes his new album, What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing, so resonant. In 2014, with Robert Wyatt's blessing, Schaefer was commissioned by the Sounds New Festival in Canterbury, England to compose a new, original piece of music created entirely from elements of Wyatt's Cuckooland album. The composition was crafted using Schaefer's custom two tone-arm 'Twin' turntable with effects pedals and digital collage. Originally presented at the festival as an immersive, multi-channel radio installation, his cloud of sound is a sublime meditation on the profundity of Wyatt's work, and its transporting idiosyncrasies. Schaefer presents that piece as the title track of this new full-length opus, which is complimented with seven original compositions that not only exist in the same wondrous space, but echo its playfully poignant resonance, well after the album has ended

Side A:
What Light There Is Tells Us Nothing [For Robert Wyatt]

Side B:
Tree At The End Of The World
Round In Circles
Corah I
Corah II
Battlestar Kaempfert
Corah III
To Row Against The Tide