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Thomas William Hill - Grains of Space (Vinyl LP) | Village Green VGLP041

Grains of Space
Thomas William Hill

12" Album

£14.78

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Label: Village Green

Cat No: VGLP041

Number of Discs: 1

Duration: 00:46:10

Release Date: 17th May 2019

Description

Description

Nottingham-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Thomas William Hill returns to Village Green with ‘Grains of Space’, his second album for the label following 2017’s multi-textured ‘Asylum For Eve’.

‘Grains of Space’ started life as a series of minimal loops, recorded using a viola da gamba – a stringed instrument most popular in the Renaissance and Baroque eras – and a loop pedal. Using the negative space within each loop, Thomas began a process of ‘joining the dots’, allowing the silence to dictate the next layer.

Using those recordings as the foundation, Thomas began incorporating a wide variety of other instruments into his palette, including bowed metallophones, gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, African kalimbas and metal tongue drums, as well as drum machines and analogue synthesisers.

From the tense, opening drones of ‘Carriages’ to sparser, more lyrical works such as ‘Curvature’ and ‘Refract’, Thomas again demonstrates profound compositional insight, crafting highly poignant moments rich with harmony and texture. Complementing this, a more developed sense of pulse and rhythm characterises much of the album, such as the propulsive undertow of ‘Willow’ and the tactile, modernist polyrhythms of ‘Furnace’ and ‘Tongue’.

‘Grains of Space’ also sees Tom collaborating and co-writing with a number of other musicians, bringing trumpet, violin, double bass and harp together to provide a broad and varied form to each piece.

Tracklisting:
1. Carriages
2. Furnace
3. Curvature
4. Refract
5. Tongue
6. Willow
7. Filament
8. Flock
9. Whorl

Track Listing

Track Listing

Track NumberTrack NameDuration
1Carriages5:21
2Furnace5:59
3Curvature6:15
4Refract4:22
5Tongue3:29
6Willow4:43
7Filament4:36
8Flock4:09
9Whorl7:24

Preview Tracks

Preview Tracks

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