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Runtime: 30'28''

«Two years ago, on August 29/30, hurricane Katrina hit hard on the greater New Orleans area, causing death and destruction as she passed and dissipated a few days after. Considered by weather analysts as the 3rd greatest hurricane in American history, Katrina was also considered by many as the probable result of men's relentless and irrational harm on our planet. Not that hurricanes never happened before, but they are growing stronger and more destructive in recent years, as temperatures rise and ice melts in the northern hemisphere. This is not new.
A sad story like this one could be told by 'Climate', an electroacoustic work authored by New York resident and sound designer Billy Gomberg. On 'Climate', Billy manipulates feedback sinewaves and folds them around sparse notes generated by his electronic apparatus. Sometimes they are dark, obscure and sad non-musical pieces, and sometimes they sound ethereal, musical, almost lyrical pieces on the verge of emotional collapse, like the 'lower ninth ward' was, as portrayed on the cover artwork, after the passing of Katrina. 'Climate' is all this and more for you to delve in and discover. Billy has released before on Standard Klik Music, 12/term. and other places. He will return shortly after this release with a collaborative work entitled 'Country at the River of Friendship’ with Anne Guthrie. Keep your ears peeled.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Overcast .................................................................................. pt us
  [6'37'' • 12,9Mb • VBR]
02 • Down ....................................................................................... pt us
  [10'42'' • 21,0Mb • VBR]
03 • Revolve .................................................................................... pt us
  [3'35'' • 7,26Mb • VBR]
04 • Reach ...................................................................................... pt us
  [9'34'' • 19,7Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 4,04Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 58,7Mb]

Reviews:

«When Billy Gomberg's 'Climate' hit my iTunes (yes I use iTunes) playlist it falls under the noise category. In fact, it deals with noises and their playfulness, but it strikes me more as an ambient piece. It merges layers of sound rather than just placing them side by side.
Overcast is an oozing nebula that daunts the listener with its floating presence. Its weather equivalent is a summer storm. But only the peace that precedes it. Down, is a full on reverb closet on steroids. A melodic figure builds up through the song but in a rather spectral way. Revolve is the busiest piece on the release. Not in a hyperactive way, but in a glitchy, off-tempo beat vibe which makes it a personal favorite. It has those deep abstract traces of this release but in a focused way. Lastly, there's Reach, an enduring flow of low frequency sounds with no origin and no destiny. They just exist and endure.No reviews yet.»
- Bitgen / August 27, 2007

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©2007 aeriolabehaviour
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©2007 Billy Gomberg
©2007 test tube


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