EAM

Description: 
Master of the dials
Composers: 
Barry Schrader
Performers: 
Barry Schrader
Catalog Number: 
#575
Genre: 
experimental
electronic
Collection: 
Barry Schrader
Location: 

Valencia, CA

UPC: 
726708657529
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Nov 12, 2002
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

EAM

One Sheet: 

Barry Schrader, founder of SEAMUS( Society Electro Acoustic Music United States) transports alien otherworlds into your listening zone on E.A.M.(Electro Acoustic Music) It’s a mystic convergence of smooth, spacebound electronics, dreamy rhythms, drifting textures, and environmental arrangements that make for a captivating listen.

From Bachian roots a la Wendy Carlos, to musique concrete a la Pierre Schaeffer, right up to new abstract synthetic worlds, Barry Schrader shows he is a master at the dials. Electronica not just for egg-heads.

Reviews: 

NEWMUSICBOX

Barry Schrader's electro-acoustic works from the past 15 years are often joyous and always musical, combining unyielding repetition ... and shimmering soundscapes. Schrader's epic “Triptych" makes timbre a more aggressive quality of sound, setting it on an equal plane with the pitch and rhythmic transformations that usually inform his work, shifting the listener's attention smoothly between these three traits.

NEW YORK TIMES

Barry Schrader can produce sounds that genuinely surprise with their virtuosity and imagination. - John Rockwell

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Schrader's music has fascinatingly subtle shifts of color and volume. The listener could wrap himself in a development of metallic sounds seamlessly transformed from speaker to speaker, a delicate but penetrating pulsation of notes woven with a music-box effect, or a melange of dizzying, sliding, wind rushing patterns that make the revving-up of a jet plane seem demure. - Melody Peterson

AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER

Schrader has a unique ability to generate high-energy music.

TOKAFI

Symphonic music of the next millenium: Classical allusions and timbral explorations. “EAM” is a mesmerising, eclectic and potentially addictive collection of electro-acoustic compositions. - Tobias Fischer