7 Nocturnes East

by Flexagon

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Roland Pyle
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Roland Pyle Each of these tracks seems to strike a perfect balance between the environmental sounds - wind, rain, distant voices, sirens, sea - and the music. The overall result is a sense of gentle exploration and movement through the night time and morning island environments. Very skillfully done.
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PSR B1257+12 I am astounded. What a beautiful sonic journey. This album grows on me with each listen. Each track is like a mini-adventure. It perfectly captures the feeling of a quiet walk on a beautiful, starry night when one does not feel lonely but is happy alone with the universe and there's magic in the air.

I'm a bit reluctant to draw comparisons, but if you like music such as Bill Nelson's contemplative album Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights, then I think you will love 7 Nocturns East.
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7 Nocturnes East - an early morning journey around Guernsey's north east Coast. Ambient music blended with environmental found sound recorded at each location.

I love walking around Guernsey late at night listening to music, mostly there is no-one around. You have the island to yourself. I also love the ambient sound of the environment blending with whatever I am listening to. Just as the daytime view out on the south coast cliffs or out over the Russel to Sark and Herm is never the same twice. Every night feels different too. The sky, stars and moon provide different amounts of light, from pitch black to moonlight bright enough to cast shadows.

The concept as it developed around St Peter Port 1am was this. Choose at night to record. Then hit the red recording button without too much thought. Work with the audio captured no matter what. With minimal curation and editing of the sound in post production. A true reflection of that moment in time.

"Flexagon’s soothing brand of organic electronica proves utterly beguiling and rather touching" - Bob Fischer, Electronic Sound electronicsound.co.uk

credits

released January 31, 2020

All music written, arranged, recorded and produced by Flexagon. mixed by Flexagon at Stretchy Studios, Guernsey.

On St Peter Port 1am and Spur Point 3am - Violins played by Nicole Wyatt and Samuel Claxton, Cello played by John Surcombe.

On Black Rock Reef 6am - Descant and Tenor recorders played by Margaret Helyer, Great Bass Recorder by Lucy Sinclair.

Many thanks to the Guernsey Arts Commission and Art Foundation Guernsey - both for their support of the album and suggesting and curating the exhibition that accompanies its release. More info here www.flexagon-music.com/7-nocturnes-east/

Special thanks to Everyone at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital Guernsey - especially A&E and Brock Ward, where Mont Crevelt 4am was written (in room 3).

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Flexagon Guernsey

Flexagon is a Guernsey-based sound mangler and musical instrument collector. He is also a DJ, music producer, sound engineer and composer.

As a DJ he is known for playing long eclectic and psychedelic sets spanning multiple genres, equally at home playing ambient and chillout as he is with dancefloor-friendly music.

Chillout (mostly!) mixes here:- www.mixcloud.com/flexagon/
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