Pre-order of mountains move like clouds. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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releases October 29, 2021
$10CAD or more
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Comes in a 6-panel gatefold wallet with original artwork by Beth Frey.
Includes digital pre-order of mountains move like clouds.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
Noam Bierstone’s debut album, mountains move like clouds, features three works for solo percussionist by composers Hanna Hartman, Pierluigi Billone, and Zeynep Toraman. Each work presents a unique and evocative environment built upon the rich sonic potential of unconventional playing techniques and instruments.
In Message from the Lighthouse, Bierstone assumes the role of an exciter or prober of sounds, drawing out sounds unheard from a flowerpot contraption holding antique stainless steel knives, the granular rub of chamotte bricks, the sticky attacks of congas prepared with double-sided tape, and the low rumble of a bass drum, all deftly integrated into the textured nature of Hartman’s pre-recorded material.
Mani. Δίκη is a physical and creative journey through the sound world of metal, a celebration of the richness and quality of its sonic environments that organically emerge from the manipulation of metal-to-metal contact, the unique shapes and dimensions of the instruments, and the explosive and sometimes volatile effects of movements and velocities.
Toraman’s mountains move like clouds, written for Bierstone in 2019, shifts the ears from being the locator and perceiver of worldly sounds into a place where unworldly sounds are to be found. The work captures fleeting hums, resonances, and noises—the buzzing of snares, the emerging ripples and vibrations of the skin—and feeds them back into the bodies of the instruments. The performer is situated in this self-reflexive, self-feeding universe, in which electronic sounds function both as an uncanny doubling and as a paratext. Musical material occurs and recurs in repetition and in variation: cells make and remake themselves, until they are forgone, but never decomposing.
releases October 29, 2021
Produced by Noam Bierstone
Recorded by Ricardo Morejon (asst. Carolina Rodríguez)
Mixed by Murat Çolak
Mastered by Denis Martin
Artwork by Beth Frey
Design by Beth Frey & Charlotte Glez
Recorded at Paroisse Saint-Joseph
No Hay Discos is an independent record label associated with NO HAY BANDA, a Montreal-based non-profit organization committed to the production, performance, and promotion of music rooted in exploratory and avant-garde practices.