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|c. reider ¦ ne quid nimis
a diary of tentative ambient drafts
Thanks to: |
-Carl Howard, who originally released this on cassette on his label AudioFile Tapes.
-Karin A. Feltzing, who painted the cover art.
-Richard Hodges, who lent effects pedals, shelter and mixing equipment.
-Erinn Thorp, who engineered and recorded "dying" and played guitar with me on it as well.
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I wrote a series of blog posts about each track on this album, here are links to each if you would like to learn more about ne quid nimis:
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Malfunctioning SR-16 + "Breathes in Mists"
- Part 3: Noise in the underground + "the Hypnopomp"
- Part 4: Cruelty to animals + "the Poisoned Lambs, part 2"
- Part 5: Scrap metal + "Coagulant"
- Part 6: Polished stones + "the Speaking Holes"
- Part 7: Composing while asleep + "dreamdroneone"
- Part 8: Skipping CDs, glitch, Oval + "waiting"
- Part 9: Brian Eno, Not Named + "dying"
- Part 10: More about noise, Bob Enyart + "the Hypnogog"
- Part 11: Being easy + "In a Red Time"
Review by AUTOreverse:
The best words to describe this tape by C. Reider are AMBIENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC. And like all other ambient music that I listen to, the best quality it can have for me is that it can either be participatory or slip off into the background. Some of the time notice is paid to what is going on, while most of the time you just keep writing a letter or reading a book or cleaning your room. You don't have to be active unless you choose to be. This tape is like that. There were sections of this tape that caught my attention like light to a moth. Then there would be minutes of daydreaming about the sound of a neighbor mowing in the distance and how nice the breeze feels coming into my window against my face. For this kind of music, that is the perfect quality to have. This tape is great at night, when the world is still, the room lacks light, your mind is busy with thoughts of what came in the day, focus comes into your eyes and then focus leaves.