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 APERUS - LIE SYMMETRY (Ambient, Electronic, Environmental)

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:17 am    APERUS - LIE SYMMETRY (Ambient, Electronic, Environmental) Reply with quoteBack to top




Bandcamp ~ https://aperus.bandcamp.com/album/lie-symmetry
Aperus Website ~ http://geophonicrecords.com/ecomm_product.php?product_id=10
iTunes ~ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lie-symmetry/1379937776


As a reference point, this album by Aperus could be compared to: Biosphere, Wolfgang Voigt, Thomas Koner, Loscil, Brian Eno (On Land), William Basinski, David Sylvian (instrumental), Aglaia, Alio Die, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Vidna Obmana, Oophoi, Rapoon, etc.


1. VLA 1 6:12
2. Frozen, Broken 7:10
3. When the Mountains Wear Black Hats 4:12
4. Himalaya 3:21
5. VLA 2 7:46
6. Marsh Lake, October 9:02
7. Ephemeral River 5:37
8. Unfrozen, Unbroken 5:11


On Lie Symmetry, Brian McWilliams (aka Aperus) creates an ambient work of highly saturated color and sound, blending resonant analog synths with warm textures and a compelling selection of field recordings. Here, McWilliams works as sonic sculptor - exploring the edges, pushing the sound as far as possible and shaping the music and artwork together into a nearly synesthetic singular vision. Defying easy categorization, the album moves between ambient, electronic, environmental and drone music to create a wide array of emotional tones. With all of its angles and contours, Lie Symmetry is sure to reward repeated listens and appeal to fans of various ambient styles.

From the liner notes:

I first heard the term Lie Symmetry on the radio segment "Finding Beautiful Symmetry Near Absolute Zero". There, physicist Alan Tennant described his study of transitions in the quantum states of deeply cooled cobalt ions - "when water goes from ice to liquid, there are transitions between these states. At the exact point where you change from one state to another, that's where you get the really important stuff ... In fact, [these transitions] are quite beautiful. The quantum aspect of the system provides a kind of a simplification, an extra layer of order that you wouldn't expect." This order or symmetry is known as E8 or Lie Symmetry.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:28 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

for those interested here my review of this ambient excursion:


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