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APL039 >> SEGUE - FOREST REFRACTIONS
	  [29.08.2006 | EXPLORING NATURE]

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Canadian artist Jordan Sauer, composing music as Segue, makes a memorable first 
appearance on netlabel Autoplate following releases on the Danish netlabel 
Kyoto_Digital and his own ambient/minimal/dub label Duckbay. Among Segue's 
musical influences are the electronic/dub artists Pole, Deadbeat, Hieronymus, 
Xoki, Boards of Canada, and Rhythm and Sound, along with listening to classical, 
jazz, and folk. In addition, Jordan states that "my physical environment 
(nature/urban) provides me with much of my creative energy." 

Culled from tracks created over the past few years, "Forest Refractions" 
delivers a moody collection of dub-inspired beats and ambient-dub soundscapes. 
Jordan says that the tracks "have mostly been created with an initial sound, 
mood, or idea in mind, although much of the time the end product greatly 
differs from what was intended. That being said, I think that music generally 
takes on a different meaning for each listener, leaving interpretation up to 
the individual." 

The aptly titled "Glass-reflection"  opens the album as a soothing blend of 
glitch, dub, and distant piano pan across the speakers creating a very relaxing 
lounge-like atmosphere. The laidback ambiance of "Glass-reflection" is followed 
by a dubby trio of faster-paced, beat-driven tracks beginning with the Deadbeat 
influenced "Anon" that is memorable for its deep, dub-inspired sounds and catchy 
bass-line. "Gnt" is a brief, satisfying interlude brimming with dub flavorings 
and described by the artist as "a celebration of the simple pleasures in life as 
they burst through with colours and flavors." Heavily influenced by listening 
to Rhythm and Sound, Hieronymus and Xoki, "Critters" is a playful sounding, 
rhythmic piece laden with reverb which gives the track a deep sense of space 
and, as Jordan writes, is "the perfect soundtrack to exploring the forest at 
night." With the arrival of "Vista", the album, while preserving its dub 
influences, slows the pace down and concludes with three poignant compositions 
that take the listener considerably deeper into the ambient side of ambient-dub 
in which the measured use of reverb and delay give this part of the album an 
inspiring panoramic quality. Beginning with a mysterious ambience, "Vista" 
builds into a two-part piece that seamlessly merge in to one as the gradually 
building tension of the first half is resolved in the second. Jordan likens 
this to "hiking up through a forest, struggling and sweating to get to the top 
of a mountain where one is rewarded with a spectacular view". Similar in 
architecture to "Vista", "The Faithful" is a reflective composition of soft 
chords and gentle rhythms inspired by the artist's "thoughts in regards to the 
dichotomy between faith/belief and truth/rationality." Ending the album with 
it's warm, pastoral atmospherics is "Wind Through Trees " - a fitting 
conclusion where the reverbed piano symbolizes the sweeping of a gentle breeze 
through the treetops. For Segue this track is the embodiment of his 
"exploration of minimized beats and ambient environments."  

/Larry Johnson

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:: 07 tracks :: 43min 40sec :: 61.508 MB ::

01: Segue - Glass, Reflection
02: Segue - Anon
03: Segue - g n t
04: Segue - Critters
05: Segue - Vista
06: Segue - The Faithful
07: Segue - Wind Through Trees

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[AUTOPLATE.RELEASES]

APL001 VA - "Bauhaus"
APL002 Andrey Kirichenko - "00.00"
APL003 Danny Kreutzfeldt - "Furtherspace"
APL004 833-45 - "Solar Cycle"
APL005 Affective Disorder w/ Undacova - "Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope"
APL006 VA - "Constructions for Andrey Kirichenko"
APL007 Taavi Tulev - "Televiisor On Tuksis"
APL008 Vultrapia - "Autopianotationalismasoschism"
APL009 Dighom - "Vibrating Colours - Coloured Vibrations"
APL010 Sable - "Dusk"
APL011 Randomajestiq - "UnclassifiEP"
APL012 Gultskra Artikler - "Gruppa Turistov"
APL013 The Moglass w/ Andrey Kirichenko
APL014 Off The Sky - "Studies of Lifeform In Transit"
APL015 Johan Wieslander - "Gas"
APL016 Fernando Lagreca - "Suave"
APL017 Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals"
APL018 tlon - "acoustic lazy dolls"
APL019 Gultskra Artikler - "Gololed"
APL020 VA - "Many Things Worth Living For"
APL021 Konrad Bayer - "Shall We Go To The Park?"
APL022 Normal Music - "Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal"
APL023 Marsen Jules - "Yara"
APL024 Konrad Bayer - "Songs For Sunhi (Summerrain)"
APL025 Kenneth Kirschner - "May 3, 1997"
APL026 Arrial - "this is my beauty, show me yours"
APL027 color by numbers - "The Transitions"
APL028 lomov - "Holzwege"
APL029 Fernando Lagreca - "Nadador"
APL030 tlon - "from elsewhere to nowhere"
APL031 Lou Teti - "Night Pieces"
APL032 you dee - "Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten"
APL033 Off the Sky - "Caustic Light"
APL034 Motionfield - "Music for Pictures"
APL035 Move D - "Johanniskirche Live"
APL036 Emil Klotzsch - "Tiefe Berge"
APL037 Protogroup - "Love Gives Strength To My Soul"
APL038 Arrial - "For The Love"
APL039 Segue - "Forest Refrations"

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