Valley Flutes / As it IS

by Paul R. Marcano and Andre Martin

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jasonk The thought of "Valley Flutes" and the fluffy cover had me fearing yet another New Age schlock tape to toss on the pile. Was quite happy to be wrong after giving both long-form compositions a listen. Feels more like old-school ambience with slight nods to the avant garde and psychedelia of the era. Easily my 2nd favorite come down tape from CTatsu after Prayer's "Second Species". Favorite track: As it IS.
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Mike DeRoitr This is a very cool "new age" tape. I think I like it so much b/c the first track is vintage & actually predates the invention of "ambient". The second track is some of the finest quiet listening in my collection. Favorite track: Valley Flutes.
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Valley Flutes: Composed by Paul R. Marcano in 1973 on a SONY TC630, Reel to Reel was played on a typical Recorder ‘flute’ instrument captured with an overdose of echo, recorded three times at slow, medium and high speed to finally be mastered for playback at medium speed. This 45 minute segment is direct from the original 4 hour recording and remains a precursor to the Ambient genre of music that Brian Eno was to popularize much later in 1978. Relax and Enjoy.

As It IS: Composed by Andre Martin, literally in the nowness of time, As it IS is one of those compositions that arises fro the immutable depth of resonance of being that Andre is so adept at expressing in his music. His work remains timeless in this fashion with nothing contrived beyond what simply ‘is’. to listen, is to understand the breadth of his mind’s eye, as it is. Nun said, listen.


released October 20, 2015

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