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Freddy Ruppert :: Hangs a Shadow (NNA Tapes) CASSETTE

$8 CAD
Freddy Ruppert :: Hangs a Shadow (NNA Tapes) CASSETTE
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Freddy Ruppert :: Hangs a Shadow (NNA Tapes) CASSETTE

$8 CAD
From the NNA Tapes Website:

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NNA057: Freddy Ruppert “Hangs A Shadow”c70 s/s

Following up 2012′s “Wait” EP on NNA, we’re proud to present “Hangs A Shadow”, the debut full-length from Prague-via-Los Angeles musician Freddy Ruppert. These very personal recordings meditate on the loss of a loved one, and the inward struggle to retain honest memories of that person. Ruppert strives to convey through sound what words fall short of explaining; frustrations with mortality, the limitations of the human organism, and it’s inevitable battle with it’s own consciousness. Electro-acoustic and musique concréte influences are prevalent, harnessing the power of silence to bridge the emptiness between snippets of percussion, field & domestic recordings, raw electronics, and the manipulation of collected improvisations. A cinematic narrative emerges through immaculate processing, editing, and the poignant use of space to cut into the tension of intimacy. Human voice, jagged sine waves, the movement of furniture, and fateful tones are all juxtaposed against themselves, breathing intense life into the mundane through complex sound work.

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Listen Here:

https://soundcloud.com/nnatapes/nna057-3

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Boomkat:

**Uniquely personal and highly detailed concrète/electo acoustic compositional narratives** "Following up 2012′s "Wait" EP on NNA, we’re proud to present “Hangs A Shadow”, the debut full-length from Prague-via-Los Angeles musician Freddy Ruppert. These very personal recordings meditate on the loss of a loved one, and the inward struggle to retain honest memories of that person. Ruppert strives to convey through sound what words fall short of explaining; frustrations with mortality, the limitations of the human organism, and it’s inevitable battle with it’s own consciousness. Electro-acoustic and musique concréte influences are prevalent, harnessing the power of silence to bridge the emptiness between snippets of percussion, field & domestic recordings, raw electronics, and the manipulation of collected improvisations. A cinematic narrative emerges through immaculate processing, editing, and the poignant use of space to cut into the tension of intimacy. Human voice, jagged sine waves, the movement of furniture, and fateful tones are all juxtaposed against themselves, breathing intense life into the mundane through complex sound work."

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Experimedia:

*Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* A meditation on what appears to be the loss of his mother, "Hangs A Shadow" is a deeply personal affair. Intermittent voice overs lend some clues, but sonically Freddy Ruppert's new cassette on NNA Tapes is an exploratory experience with no easy answers and concise conclusions. He manufactures a heavy brand of musique concrete as sine waves creep, motors sputter, and percussion tumbles out of the stereo in unpredictable formats and exciting combinations. Things rarely stay in the same place for more than a moment, quickly shifting between abrasion, light atmospheres, and utter abstraction. As a whole it's difficult to say you can always connect with what Ruppert is channeling emotionally, but "Hangs A Shadow" is a bold and rewarding statement. – Ryan Potts, Experimedia

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Freddy Ruppert - Hangs A Shadow teaser from Little Cathedral on Vimeo.

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Tiny Mix Tapes:

As a head space, words implicate thoughts on to paper and through sound. Sound creates meaning to verb and/or noun, as does the word to interpretation, and hearing is to actually believe in verbal reality. Collage in thought comes as frequent as your clock ticking to the next and the next and the next minute after, and you think it’s real. Nope, not real. Yet whole. But that moment before completely losing thought, when your brain moves blood to one side in order to think on the other, that moment… wounded in stifled thought… “Stanch.” Taping and drawing upon feelings and deeply forgotten memories and shutting them off. Flowing your natural thought and direction to another sensory overload. Is it a bucket or an actual drum? A masterpiece? Or is it tryna turn off your tape recorder on the other side of the most cluttered basement?

Freddy Ruppert has hidden his answers within the confines of his new NNA Tapes album, Hangs a Shadow. The entire release is of the original sort, but it plays out as though you’ve heard half of this release before but are unsure from where. It’s like, “Yo, that’s the clicking a crosswalk makes on Hyatt and Broadway in Tipp City, Ohio at the 3:41 mark of track 6, I swear.” And the memories will make you feel all sorts of emotions. It’s very enlightening and refreshing in a creepy, theoretical way, but it works, and words will be beyond the thoughts that’ve been shut off to you since that sound and the other sound and all them sounds.

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