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QUIET DESIGN RECORDS

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Label from Austin, TX which was founded by Cory Allen in 2006. Besides Allen's own work the catalogue includes Mike Vernusky, Steinbrüchel, Kioku and Duane Pitre, amongst others.

 
"At the end of 2010, I released Pearls as a CD edition. The response was more than I'd imagined. I was flooded with warm and enthusiastic emails from listeners and artists. It was one of those moments where everything you strive for as an artist, to create a work with ...
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"The closer I pay attention to our world, the more I see how its all woven together. One of the most beautiful things about our universe, is the universe itself. Our reality is infinitely complex, yet held together by simple self-organizing systems. Its the flow of all ...
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"Fourteen months and countless folders of audio files later, Steinbrüchel and Cory Allen offer their first collaborative album entitled ŤSeamť. An intensive and process driven work period resulted in an album that integrates the two artist's individual soundworlds. ...
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"After the release, Hearing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Hears, Allen returns to form with his new album, Pearls. On these works, he focuses on creating sound for the sake of sound and crafts a dreamy and transcendent world of modern ambient music. These ...
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"Quiet design presents a new release by composer and sound artist Mike Vernusky, Music for Film and Electro-Theatre. Handcrafted, cinematic textures of noise and acousmatic sound composed for experimental films and live actors with electronic sound. Whereas Vernusky's ...
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"in these five pieces, we find a new concept of minimalism. based on the philosophy of artist robert irwin, these works are a post-structuralist approach which focus on the invocation of pure aural sensation. what emerges are eloquent, sustaining fragments of sound, ...
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"it's rare these days to find a musical outfit that defies categorization. kioku is one such group, as they draw upon such diverse worlds as free jazz, folk melody and modern electronic composition. with the use of taiko, electronics, and saxophone, kioku blurs the ...
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"An eclectic mix of tracks ranging from lush electronic soundscapes to sharply defined acoustic instrumental pieces. Binding them together is Vernusky's sonic palate, which tends towards haunting environments that slowly flex between rich consonances and crackling ...
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"quiet design presents northern dialogues by glen hall [saxophone & bass flute] and glen charles halls [piano]. this striking album is a new sound to the quiet design catalogue, featuring improvised jazz by two premier canadian musicians. these luxurious works are a ...
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"since its humble beginnings on the streets of trinidad, the steel pan has risen to international attention as one of the most unique and versatile percussion instruments in the world. the steel pan, also referred to as a steel drum, possesses a rich, somber, and ...
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"this collection of works provides a contemporary perspective for the unconventional sounds that can be generated from the guitar. performers were gathered from around the world, from tokyo to texas, norway to turkey, london and beyond. the timbre of this album as a ...
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"quiet design is proud to announce the release of 'the fourth way' by sound artist cory allen. 'the fourth way' is a collection of rich minimal ambient works that explore subtle variation in spectral counterpoint, silence, movement, and rhythm. on 'the fourth way,' cory ...
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