Impacts, Reflections and Feedback (Preview)

by Stephanie Merchak

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    Limited edition black and white post card featuring an exclusive photograph which inspired the artist's music.
    This purchase includes the 22'00" digital download of 'Impacts, Reflections and Feedback' by Stephanie Merchek (which will be made available via a download code on the postcard). Please navigate to our Music page for the free preview of 'Impacts, Reflections and Feedback'
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This is a preview of Arell020. By purchasing the postcard either from this page or our Merch page when it is released on 5th May you will be sent a download code for the full 22'00" version of 'Impacts, Reflections and Feedback' by Stephanie Merchak.

"'Impacts, Reflections and Feedback' is a concept EP created from field recordings.

The idea was to capture a relatively limited range of urban sounds (electro-mechanical noise, people conversations, wind...) and turn them into a musical work that would create confusion and leave the listener with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. This work echoes the darkness of the world we live in and the instability of the human condition.

By using various techniques of processing (layering, granular synthesis, time compression and expansion, pitch shifting, frequency filtering and shifting, phase shifting, delay, reverb, resonators...), the basic material is deconstructed to a point where it loses its characteristics and gets dissociated from its original meaning. Initially unambiguous sounds are shattered and disseminated endlessly.

The result is a collection of cold and dramatic soundscapes where space is developed through perpetual movement in an absurd way that echoes our own vulnerability.

The three words of the title are double-entendre."
Stephanie Merchak, 2017

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released April 28, 2017

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Arell is a label based on some simple ideas.
We release albums and EPs compiled as single tracks (so the music is experienced as the artists intended) and downloaded via a code printed on the back of a unique black & white postcard. With each new release a library of diverse music and a gallery of textured black and white imagery will begin to form. ... more

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