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illuha-interstices cd (12k)

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illuha: interstices

On their 2011 debut Shizuku, Illuha's room was a century-old church in Washington state and their tools: whatever instruments they could haul over from Japan and the pianos they were lucky enough to find inside. As creators they have an obsessive attention to detail but also know that the strength of creation doesn't always lie merely in the act itself. Illuha knows the power of communication. After a few months of gigging they developed a strong live presence. They treated their performances as a way to hone their communication as musicians and explore new styles as they planned the recording of their follow-up studio album. It was during these shows that Interstices was born. As its title suggests Interstices is an album that rests between Shizuku and what will be Illuha's 2014 sophomore album. It is a collection of live explorations and de/re/constructions. In these recordings Illuha has created a more patient form of music, leaving more space between notes and letting the compositions unfold slowly, drawing the strangers in to their immersive sound, warming and welcoming them. They have taken the time to create rich sonic worlds with an inspiring collection of instruments and stories. Their sound is soft and organic, ambience rich with the nuances of acoustic instruments and analogue synthesizers.

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