Release Date: March 1st, 2010
Written & Produced by: Aaron Martin
Mastered by: Taylor Deupree
Photography & Design by: Jeremy Bible
CD in professionally produced, offest printed, custom engineered, 18pt, 5 x 7, 6 panel packaging in crystal clear 1.6mil resealable poly bag. Detailed photos coming soon.
Experimedia presents the fourth full length solo album by Kansas-based Aaron Martin. A former collaborator of artists as diverse as Machinefabriek and Dawn Smithson (Sunn O))), Martin originally devised 'Worried about the Fire' as the soundtrack to a short film and the record sees him deconstructing preexisting snippets, sketches and samples from various collaborations and solo performances. All prior restrictions were set aside as Martin forwent his regular live-approach, untypically using electronic processing and effects and editing the parts without limiting himself in any way. Still built around his set-up of cello, banjo, harmonica and organ, there is an unsettling installation-character to the work, with distant echoes of acoustic instruments shining through the ghostly fabric of these twelve short pieces. Mastered by 12k label-head Taylor Deupree, 'Worried about the Fire' has however not only turned out a dark and demure work, but also one of brittle beauty - ranging from the meditative cymbal-space of 'Ice melts' and the broken-Piano semblance of 'Blue Light' to the consoling Ambient-Folk of 'Making Rope'.
Water Tongue is to be featured on The Wire Tapper 23 CD included with all issues of The Wire (April Issue #314).
Ice Melts Onto Fingers (2:58)
Open Knife (3:32)
New Brighton (3:22)
Water Tongue (3:48)
Wires of Glass (3:35)
Reed Tunnel (3:13)
Marked in Dust (2:48)
Blue Light (3:18)
Beaver Falls (3:12)
Making Rope out of Eyelashes (3:10)
Aaron Martin began his musical life at age 11, switching between guitar and drums. At the age of 17, he decided to change paths and learn how to play the cello, which he went on to study in college. While earning his music degree, he began to experiment with recording.
After creating several self-released collections of music, and graduating college, he recorded Almond, which caught the attention of the Australian label Preservation, and became his debut release. He has gone on to record two more albums for Preservation, River Water and Chautauqua, as well as collaborating with a variety of other musicians, including Machinefabriek, Part Timer, and Tan or Boil, with releases on Type, mobeer, and Under the Spire Recordings.
Aaron Martin lives and records in Topeka, Kansas.Homepage
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