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Wolfgang Tillmans - Celloloop / More That Connects Us (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Celloloop / More That Connects Us (00:00) 1 Wolfgang Tillmans - Celloloop / More That Connects Us
Wolfgang Tillmans - Rain Gutter (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Rain Gutter (00:00) 2 Wolfgang Tillmans - Rain Gutter
Wolfgang Tillmans - Fourth Floor (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Fourth Floor (00:00) 3 Wolfgang Tillmans - Fourth Floor
Wolfgang Tillmans - Nairobi Traffic Light (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Nairobi Traffic Light (00:00) 4 Wolfgang Tillmans - Nairobi Traffic Light
Wolfgang Tillmans - Possibility / Kardio Loop (a) (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Possibility / Kardio Loop (a) (00:00) 5 Wolfgang Tillmans - Possibility / Kardio Loop (a)
Wolfgang Tillmans - Stonerella (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Stonerella (00:00) 6 Wolfgang Tillmans - Stonerella
Wolfgang Tillmans - Don't Kill It By Naming It (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Don't Kill It By Naming It (00:00) 7 Wolfgang Tillmans - Don't Kill It By Naming It
Wolfgang Tillmans - Insanely Alive (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Insanely Alive (00:00) 8 Wolfgang Tillmans - Insanely Alive
Wolfgang Tillmans - El Condor Pasa (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - El Condor Pasa (00:00) 9 Wolfgang Tillmans - El Condor Pasa
Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (b) (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (b) (00:00) 10 Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (b)
Wolfgang Tillmans - Can't Escape into Space (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Can't Escape into Space (00:00) 11 Wolfgang Tillmans - Can't Escape into Space
Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (c) (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (c) (00:00) 12 Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (c)
Wolfgang Tillmans - Celloloop / Stronger Than This (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Celloloop / Stronger Than This (00:00) 13 Wolfgang Tillmans - Celloloop / Stronger Than This
Wolfgang Tillmans - Im Treppenhaus (a) (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Im Treppenhaus (a) (00:00) 14 Wolfgang Tillmans - Im Treppenhaus (a)
Wolfgang Tillmans - Late For The Webinar (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Late For The Webinar (00:00) 15 Wolfgang Tillmans - Late For The Webinar
Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (d) (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (d) (00:00) 16 Wolfgang Tillmans - Kardio Loop (d)
Wolfgang Tillmans - Kantine (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Kantine (00:00) 17 Wolfgang Tillmans - Kantine
Wolfgang Tillmans - Ocean Walk (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Ocean Walk (00:00) 18 Wolfgang Tillmans - Ocean Walk
Wolfgang Tillmans - Give Me A Shadow (00:00) Wolfgang Tillmans - Give Me A Shadow (00:00) 19 Wolfgang Tillmans - Give Me A Shadow
CD - Debut album by Wolfgang Tillmans. CD and Vinyl designed by the artist.

GENRE:

Electronic
Pop
Abstract



TRACKLISTS:

CD / Vinyl
Celloloop / More That Connects Us
Rain Gutter
Fourth Floor
Nairobi Traffic Light
Possibility / Kardio Loop (a)
Stonerella
Don't Kill It By Naming It
Insanely Alive
El Condor Pasa
Kardio Loop (b)
Can't Escape into Space
Kardio Loop (c)
Celloloop / Stronger Than This
Im Treppenhaus (a)
Late For The Webinar
Kardio Loop (d)
Kantine
Ocean Walk
Give Me A Shadow



SHORT INFO:

Moon in Earthlight describes the phenomenon one can see in the first few days after a New Moon, when the slim crescent of the moon is completed into a full circle by a faint light that is not lit by sunlight but by the light reflected from Earth. It is also the apt title for the first album from an artist whose first love was astronomy. After 6 EPs over the course of 5 years, Wolfgang Tillmans now releases his first album, Moon in Earthlight, a singularly plural 53-minute piece comprised of 19 tracks.
Opening with more that connects us than divides us, 'Celloloop / More That Connects Us', a looped cello sets out a discursive path for a bright keyed melody to flirt with while the sounds of the organ and synthesizer build their supporting roles, all along a bouncing four-to-the-floor beat punctuated with bright electronic chimes and the rhythmic tempo of a shaker. The invitation is hard to resist as a yearning voice opens up to let us know he's left his "place in security." And, "you're shining … All the way down to this glittering place … you're shining." Where voices and laughter are then overheard in the background of another field recording sounding water dripping from a 'Rain Gutter' later caught by the soft, warm rhythmic bounce between two synth notes on 'Fourth Floor' where chime-like and percussive timbres resonate from the metal tine keys of the kalimba creating a meditative acuity, which Tillmans peppers with arpeggiated synth riffs.
A composition of multiplicities, Tillmans' album debut is a collage of sounds, field recordings, words, studio jam sessions and live recordings, voice, soundscapes, and instrumentation scored with audible space to breathe along the way. Keeping pace, the first 'Kardio Loop' is a vocal callisthenics contemplating 'the possibility of a happy life' and/or the propositional properties of its semantic constructions backed by the recording of a heartbeat from a cardiogram. This movement is gradually accompanied by a set of orchestral synth pads that build to a crescendo before the soft, twirling melody of 'Stonerella' carries us along a carousel-like melodic, pop, instrumental timed in the percussive clapping of pebbles.
Not knowing where one leaves off and the other begins is part of this album's enigma, as we move in and out of these aural spaces choreographed with the slightest, open hand, where we can float through 'Don't Kill It by Naming It' before dancing along 'Insanely Alive' all the while contemplating the inherent, fragile complexities of language and being.
This enigma also stems from the raw vulnerability of Tillmans' voice. Whether lyrically playful or introspective, it is always giving: intimately unfolding as in the surprising take on Simon & Garfunkel's 'El Condor Pasa' or shapeshifting in 'Can't Escape into Space' or fully naked as raw material expression in 'Kantine' and 'Ocean Walk'.
Whether it's Tillmans voice or voices overheard, a field recording or a pop synth melody, these sounds defy track listings, audibly held together as one of many in an aural space that becomes a reflective cycle that develops over the course of the album. The accumulative effect of which (reminiscent of the artist's installations), drives the singularity of each of the album's elements into a complete, unconsolidated whole. Like a phenomenon that marks time, Moon in Earthlight is the shadow and the reflection, fifty-three minutes in time.

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