Gordon Grdina - Ghost Lights (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Gordon Grdina - Ghost Lights (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Gordon Grdina, François Houle, Kenton Loewen, Benoît Delbecq - Ghost Lights (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:24 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since 2014, the collective Grdina-Houle-Loewen has forged a new stream of complex compositions that meld together density, ferocious energy and technical virtuosity. The group's versatility and wide dynamic range has become finely honed, creating an ensemble that can change course dramatically. The group just spent some time at Afterlife Studios in July 2016, recording a set of quartet music with French pianist Benoît Delbecq, that been released by Songlines Records in the spring of 2017.

This new collective project features four outstanding Vancouver/Paris improvisers with a long track record together in various combinations (e.g. Houle/Delbeq since 1996, Grdina/Houle/Loewen since 2014). Their repertoire ranges from open improvs and atmospheric grooves to evocative compositions by Houle and Delbecq. Deep listening by all involved results in experimental music of crystalline clarity and subtle interplay, drawing on avant jazz, classical and ambient tropes. Utterly fascinating (The Telegraph), French pianist Benoît Delbecq has played with Fred Hersch, Gerry Hemingway, and Evan Parker. The Georgia Straight called his 2012 duo album with Vancouver clarinettist Francois Houle at once otherworldly and organic. A fellow master of extended technique and melodic free improv, Houle is a spectacularly versatile clarinetist who appears to have no limitations stylistically or sonically (LA Times). Completing this boldly adventurous group are guitarist/oud player Gordon Grdina and drummer Kenton Loewen. Regular co-conspirators in the 11-piece avant-Arabic ensemble Haram (which also includes Houle), fiery punk-jazz duo Peregrine Falls, and for years in Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Grdina and Loewen are cutting edge improvisers.


01 - Soro
02 - Ley Land
03 - Gold Spheres
04 - Broken World
05 - Ghost Lights
06 - Soft Shadows
07 - Waraba

Produced, Edited & Mixed by François Houle.
Recorded on July 3, 2016 by John Raham at Afterlife, Vancouver, BC.
Mastered by Djengo Hartlap at Artlab, Paris, France.

Gordon Grdina - guiter, electronics
Benoît Delbecq - piano and bass station
François Houle - clarinet, electronics, loopers
Kenton Loewen - drums and percussion

Analyzed: Gordon Grdina, François Houle, Kenton Loewen, Benoît Delbecq / Ghost Lights

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.20 dB -14.40 dB 8:06 01-Soro
DR12 -1.68 dB -19.78 dB 8:08 02-Ley Land
DR14 -0.20 dB -19.29 dB 11:05 03-Gold Spheres
DR13 -0.20 dB -17.42 dB 3:51 04-Broken World
DR13 -0.20 dB -18.08 dB 15:50 05-Ghost Lights
DR13 -0.20 dB -17.35 dB 14:24 06-Soft Shadows
DR13 -0.20 dB -16.64 dB 9:00 07-Waraba

Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2660 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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