Olivia Block

Olivia Block

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DISSOLUTION is here!

Dissolution, my latest LP is now out on Glistening Examples. Each limited special edition version (sold out) is a clear vinyl LP with 35mm slides embedded in the record (thank you Jason L. and Heather for this amazing invention) and a layered 35mm slide assembled by myself.

To purchase info: There are many regular edition LPs still available at distributors like Forced Exposure, Experimedia, and Erstwhile, among others. Hope you can grab a copy before they are all gone.

Text about the LP: 

Dissolution is a reflection upon human “webs of significance,” and an investigation into the ways that electronic communications and recording technologies, both past and present, facilitate, complicate and transmute the formation of these webs. Sounds of shortwave radio, municipal broadcast recordings, fragments of found microcassette tapes, tones and instruments dramatize the fragility and failures of communication and language in shaping memory and experience. 

This album is dedicated to Adam Sonderberg, without whom I could not have completed this project.

credits

released November 11, 2016

Credits: 

Lesley Swanson - flute

Shaun Flynn - clarinet

Musicians were recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago IL
in January 2015. The session was engineered by Alex Inglesian. 

Special thanks to Seth Nehil

Mastered by Jason Lescalleet at Glistening Labs USA