Distant Intervals


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Format: CD

Cat No: CDNNA150

Release Date:  26 January 2024

Label:  NNA Tapes

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  309272739602

Genres:  Rock  Alternative  

  • Description

    Distant Intervals, the full-length debut from Brooklyn cellist and composer MIZU (fka Issei Herr), is an exploration of memory, dreams, and the infinite possibilities within imagined worlds - Composed and performed primarily through the vast sound-world of the cello, the album is built through layers of overdubbed improvisations, self-recorded entirely in MIZU's bedroom closet. There is an element of newfound wonder throughout the album's nine parts; the sounds of a single cello, an instrument she has known intimately since childhood, are augmented and transformed through the infinite possibilities of digital production and manipulation- layered and processed audio samples, tape loops, and synth ornamentation. Combining up to a hundred layers of overdubbed cello and processed samples, the resulting sound world is lush, vast, and orchestral in scope. A closing feature by rising vocal star Maria BC transforms and elevates MIZU's string-centered sound world into a euphoric bodily dimension.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Prelude (An Eternity of Light)
      • 2. Aubade (The Farewell Is a Beginning)
      • 3. Aria (I Stand by the Reflecting Pool and Remember)
      • 4. Elegy (As Soft Night Marches In)
      • 5. Toccata (Kisses of Earth)
      • 6. Interlude (Sunken Citadels)
      • 7. Serenata (To a Hidden Moon)
      • 8. Fugato (Night's Transfiguration)
      • 9. Aveu (The Beginning Is a Farewell) feat. Maria BC