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Runtime: 30'17''

«Once again, Chris Komashko releases a compelling set of sonic options to cerebrate upon. According to most dictionaries, deprivation is the loss or absence of parts, powers, or things that are needed. Is the self a part? Is the self a power? Is the self needed? In any case, listening to "Self Deprivation", you will encounter the pleasant absence of melody, familiar chords and structures. This absence can make you reflect about things that are not longer present. Hence the expression "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Is heart the self?

Along these concise tracks you can be lifted momentarily by soothing ambiances, or be taken by the sudden arrival of extraneous sounds that keep you in a very attentive mode. The atmosphere created in this album has the power to raise different types of questions. Some of this questions might be about the strange nature of what you are hearing pan around your head. Like the nature that surrounds us, this creation is still unknown and that probably will remain like that for ages to come. In this album, "Mother" communicates in languages that can be understood only in thoughtless awareness. Even-though the titles of the tracks appear to be very humane, they carry a profound celestial meaning. Mother is full of human moments that suddenly take a divine turn. Within this divinity, a wide range of dark and light moments show you different aspects of the living and the non-living, the organic and the non-organic. Let Mother grab your hand and take you into territories without distress.» - Sebastian Alvarez


Downloads:

01 • Will You (part 01) ................................................................... pt us
  [0'09'' • 0,60Mb • VBR]
02 • Brighton Beach ....................................................................... pt us
  [3'56'' • 6,83Mb • VBR]
03 • Thinking of what is not to be .................................................. pt us
  [5'15'' • 8,37Mb • VBR]
04 • I don't know what to think ..................................................... pt us
[3'19'' • 5,68Mb • VBR]
05 • Mixed Messages ....................................................................... pt us
  [4'00'' • 6,77Mb • VBR]
06 • Running Low ........................................................................... pt us
  [3'47'' • 7,13Mb • VBR]
07 • The day after the night I found out ........................................ pt us
  [2'04'' • 3,96Mb • VBR]
08 • Closet Alien ............................................................................. pt us
  [7'09'' • 11,1Mb • VBR]
09 • Will You (part 02) ................................................................... pt us
  [0'39'' • 1,24Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 7,61Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 57,8Mb]

Reviews:

«This is a bit more experimental (...), but the ambient soundscapes are very well done, although the melodies that play on top of them sound like the hallucinations one would have if they actually were in a self deprivation chamber. Very dark feel, but not as accessable as other test tube releases.»
- Tha Sauce / May 12, 2008

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©2007 Chris Komashko
©2008 aeriola::behaviour
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©2007 Chris Komashko
©2008 test tube


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