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Frame

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Frame is the much anticipated follow up release to last year's debut Optimal.LP, a cd which caused quite a bit of critical stir as a very impressive and original work for a new artist. Dan Abrams (aka: Shuttle358) seamlessly blends stark textures/drones with digital disfunction. clicks, skips and tiny mechanised rhythms intertwine in hypnotic form that Abrams allows to evolve in a very organic way.

Frame picks up where Optimal.LP" left off. a bit more distant with excursions into deeper realms of Abrams' signature skittish minimalist rhythmic work.

Frame includes a video, shot by Abrams himself, in DVCAM for the title of the album. It is available on the cd in quicktime format as well as a separate high-res VHS release. The use of movement and abstracted forms along with a subtle color palatte of whites, blues and yellows is a perfect visual accompanyment to the fragile rhythms of the soundtrack.

Dan Abrams/Shuttle358:
"If you put an empty frame against a blank wall, you suddenly notice the the color, the patterns, the imperfections in the plaster. The frame is like a window of perception. It takes the wall outside time. The frame draws attention to what is within it - it magnifies it, you focus on it, it begins to symbolize the whole wall."

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    "Dan Abrams' first CD as Shuttle358 struck many listeners as a minor masterpiece, but Frame is even more accomplished, ranking alongside Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works II and Eno's Music for Airports in its evocation of imaginary space"

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        • CAT.NO:12k1011
        • RELEASE:December 06 2000
        • FORMAT:CD
        • EDITION:1000
        • 01
          Frame
        • 02
          Out Out
        • 03
          Broom
        • 04
          Fissure
        • 05
          Lyndon Tree
        • 06
          Sequence
        • 07
          Hasp22
        • 08
          Calty
        • 09
          Isonpgn
        • 10
          Spiff