Released in late 2009 by Canton, Ohio's I, absentee imprint, "Dubai" explores the use of found sound as a percussive and rhythmic element. The songs are constructed of heavily cut nylon-string guitar along with vocals, field recordings, and software synthesizers. The album was recorded and mixed in Madrid in the Spring of 2009 and then finished that fall in Akron with the additions of some clarinet and euphonium -played by Keith Freund- that were also cut and spliced.
This EP represents 1/3 of the "Talons' Trilogy", a project executed in 2009/2010 that includes 3 albums that are extremely different in their production. "Dubai" focuses on the cutting-up of acoustic sounds and different approaches to melody/rhythm, "Pandemia" is an electronic album that abandons real instruments entirely and "Songs for Boats" relies almost solely on acoustic instruments and linear-pop-song-writing while also exploring automation within mixing and the idea of "playing tracks" as instruments. The "Talons' Trilogy" was meant to explore separately the techniques that were to be combined on the defining record "Afterpop", which was to be recorded in 2011.
released November 15, 2009
M Tolan- Guitar, Voice, computer
S Tolan- Voice
K Freund- Cell phone, clarinet, euphonium.
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