t:me recording investigates the extremes of aural 
microscopy with the latest  addition to the emit 
collectors' series: a crafted and outlandish album to  
upturn idle notions of 'techno' as merely a thin 
and linear offshoot of the  dance floor 4/4...

artist: carl stone   title:  'carl stone'   
catalogue: emit 1196   
released:  monday 20th may 1996

californian composer carl stone has been described 
by the los angeles times as  'an original...
inexhaustibly imaginative' and is able to 
count steve reich as  one of his admirers. his 
numerous commissions, recordings and live  
performances reveal a truly unique and vivid 
sound: gloriously crafted and  oddly emotive, 
stone's strange extruded loops slowly unravel and 
reshape  themselves, teasing the careful listener 
with microscopic clues of what is to  come. both 
hypnotic and startling, stone uses customized 
sampling  technology to zoom deep into fragments 
of found sound, revealing endless  hidden pattern 
and detail usually invisible to the ear,  as 
though suddenly  reading newsprint through an 
electron microscope.   if so many 'techno'  
producers confine themselves to trite suggestions of 
b-movie science fiction  or ersatz industrial 
soundtracks, carl stone takes digital timestretching 
to new  and more daring extremes, simultaneously 
rendering the very same  technology  

written and produced by carl stone. 'nyala' was 
commissioned by the arts  promotion service of the 
aichi arts center in japan and originally composed 
as  music for an untitled three-way collaboration 
between stone,  dancer/choreographer kuniko 
kisanuki and sculptor satoru shoji. the work  was 
premiered in september 1995 at the aichi-ken arts 
center as a solo dance by  miss kisanuki, and lasted 
forty minutes. for this cd, carl stone has extended  
the original works last section and added one more, 
dancer's stamina no  longer being an issue. many 
thanks to nobuhisa shimoda, kuniko kisanuki,  
satoru shoji, akiko fujii, emi karatsu, nobuko mori, 
koji mii, shigenori noda,  tom welsh at new albion 
records, david thompson and chris allen at t:me  
recording, yoko otomi, naut humon and the staffs 
of xebec and the aichi arts  center. all music © 1996 
carl stone / electro-acoustic music (ascap).

emit is a division of t:me recording ltd. 
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u.k. pinnacle / u.s.a silent, soleilmoon, etherworld /
 germany  rough trade / benelux  p.i.a.s  / 
france media 7 /  ital;y evolution  / australia shock  / 
scandanavia border music  / spain  sonifolk  / portugal symbiose  / 
switzerland  sound service. "loops-u-like"