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Field c​/​w Bridge

by Hazard

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Benny Nilsen's 3rd foray as Hazard delves into the gray landscape of electro-acoustic, electronic minimalism, even more so than on the previous venture, North. The sonic topography is measured in electric particles and organic debris. This organic element almost lends the track human warmth-almost-because the warmth chills when one senses the undercurrent of electricity inherent within any given space. Concentrate long enough and the trace electricity becomes hypnotic. The melding of environmental sounds (the organic debris-wood, metal, movement) with the tempered minimalism (tones that hover, slowly throb, move to the centre and swiftly evaporate-an illusion because they are everywhere, at all times) succeeds on a level of creating an ambience of gray uncertainty. A landscape hinged to reality (shuffling in a shed, rustling fire, voices scratching the surface of sound), doused in the gentle waves of electricity, crashing on melted sand shores. Intriguing...

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released January 1, 2000

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BJNilsen Amsterdam, Netherlands

BJ Nilsen Is a sound and recording artist. His work is based on the sound of nature and its effect on humans. He primarily uses field recordings and electronic composition as a working method. He has worked for film, television, theatre, dance and as sound designer. His latest album is “Eye Of The Microphone” [Touch, 2013] - a somewhat surreal audio rendition of the sounds of The City of London. ... more

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