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Clarice Jensen - For This From That Will Be Filled

Another week, another exceptional cello-based album!  For This From That Will Be Filled is the debut album by Clarice Jensen, artistic director of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). The album explores the variable differences between acoustic and electronic sound as well as depictions of the simulated and the unconscious.  It was originally conceived as a collaboration between Jensen and the artist Jonathan Turner as an audio-visual work, but is here presented in pure audible form.  Building on a long and romantic tradition of solo cello repertoire, Jensen expands and confuses the familiar sound of the cello through the use of effects pedals, multi-tracking, and tape loops recorded at variable speeds, presented in works she has written for herself as well as a piece she conceived together with (sadly, recently deceased) Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.  Also featured is Michael Harrison's "Cello Constellations" for multi-tracked cello and sine tones, written specifically for Jensen, which meditates on long, sustaining tones.  With For This From That Will Be Filled, Jensen has made an incredibly strong first album that feels like a surreal and futuristic journey through an alternate timeline.
Nice metallic color artwork; includes eight-page 12x12" booklet and download code; edition of 500.  Get it while you can...(Lee)
Check out a track here.