Immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
CD includes genuine iPhone Cover Art and Lyrics. Also includes immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Recorded between October 2008 and November 2009, Recess is a lyrical reflection on the state of the world economy and the “reset” taking place before our eyes and ears. Inspired by Rouse’s work with Merce Cunningham and iPods (Rouse completed a score for Cunningham, International Cloud Atlas, that incorporated iPods set to shuffle so that each audience member had a unique version of the score) Rouse has collected field recordings and then orchestrated those sounds with multiple voices and instruments. The field recordings reflect every imaginable sound, from a couples’ quarrel in a NYC park to cicadas in his native Missouri. Recordings of random conversations are vocally doubled and harmonized to enhance and heighten their meaning. While most people use mobile music players to “tune out” their environment, Recess takes the mobile device to a truly collaborative level. The experience of listening to Recess on an mp3 player or iPod while walking though a city environment is a new kind of mobile listening experience. WARNING: Extreme caution should be used while listening to this music in a public environment or while driving.
released 07 December 2010
Written, Arranged and Produced by Mikel Rouse
Recorded and mixed October 2008 -
November 2009 at CENTER OF THE EARTH, NYC.
Mastered at CENTER OF THE EARTH, NYC.
Field recordings from New York City, Alabama, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi and Toronto, Ontario. Design and photography by M+R NYC.
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