Coming on 29 November 2019 is the debut collection from Peace Tape, ‘Abstract Works’. The album of experimental soundscapes will be released through a collaborative approach between Reckless Yes and Last Night From Glasgow’s Komponist imprint.
Across the 17 minutes of ‘Abstract Works’ both electronic and acoustic methods are manipulated to create an unsettling, unfamiliar, otherworldly sonic landscape for listeners to journey through. The pieces vary from melodic ambience to bursts of manipulated noise, each one offering an immersive experience of different emotions through detailed free-form soundscapes. Each of the seven pieces explore sound, emotion and a willing for the listener to immerse themselves within the listening experience.
There is no particular order in which ‘Abstract Works’ should be played. Like walking through a gallery, the listener is advised to take in the pieces in whichever way they feel like. Peace Tape is as loose with the music artform as it is with identity, sharing as much with modern art as it does traditional music. Two of the pieces are inspired directly by the modern artists they are named after (Lucio Fontana and Gerhard Richter).
This release is simply the first offering of an emerging and ongoing collection unrestrained by traditional formats or expectations – focused purely on the sound, wherever that may exist. It seeks to redefine the relationship to the listener and challenge the way we experience sound alongside our other senses. This is a boundary pushing project in every respect.
Peace Tape signed to Reckless Yes earlier in 2019 who then set up the collaboration with Komponist, an imprint of not-for-profit label Last Night From Glasgow focused on composers rather than songwriters. The release marks the first collaboration between the labels who share an ethos of working ethically for artists and constructively disrupting the industry to reimagine labels not only as cultural curators but as forces for social good.
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