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Ben Chatwin: Heat & Entropy

Artist: Ben Chatwin
Title: Heat & Entropy

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Vinyl LP pressing. Ben Chatwin begins his 2016 album with an instrument youd least expect - a dulcitone. Created in the late 19th century the keyboard hits tuning forks with felt hammers sounding like an ornate music box. It serves as the perfect lead in to Heat & Entropy whose title refers to how introducing heat energy and entropy chaos into any given system can create life exploring the blurring lines between man and machine. The first Chatwin album to be recorded domestically Heat & Entropy starts a new chapter for the Queensferry Scotland-based musician. Under the name Talvihorros Chatwin is known for his innovative combination of electronic experimentation and modern classical composition. However last years The Sleeper Awakes took a left turn and exchanged vanguard minimalism for enhanced melodics. Heat & Entropy delves further into this world. The result is an ornate exploration into future possibilities. On Heat & Entropy Chatwin originally intended to use only strings forcing him to explore lesser-known instruments. For Standing Waves he attached pieces of metal rubber and tape to the piano strings. The Kraken uses Terry Rileys repetition as a starting point but leads to distorted vocals and an intense hammered dulcimer climax. Euclidean Plane incorporates a bowed mandolin and a three-stringed didley-bow along with acoustic guitar and metallophone by Bens brother Jordan Chatwin who has had no formal training and learned guitar by ear playing with unconventional tunings and chords.

1.1 Inflexion
1.2 Gravitational Bodies
1.3 Standing Waves
1.4 Phantom Lights
1.5 Oscillations
1.6 The Kraken
1.7 Surface Tension
1.8 Euclidean Plane
1.9 Corpseways

H 0.22
W 11.61
L 12.36

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