Landtitles arrives on Slowcraft with Your Voice In Pieces, a super soulful collection of minimal electroacoustic music derived from cassette and reel-to-reel loops of synthesizer, organelle, guitar, melodica, dulcimer, piano, contact microphone and field recordings.
These organic, free-flowing sounds were subjected to extensive processing in Argeïphontes Lyre and Reaper, carefully collaged, selectively sequenced and are now warmly commended to the listener alongside the artist's own arresting analogue photography.
That a work of such serene calm and unhurried focus can blossom from so broad a process and range of sources is testament to the judgement and restraint of composer, photographer and Vancouver Island resident Grant Gard. These are slow sounds for quiet moments, spacious modern melodies with real heart and soul, the perfect soundtrack to stopping the clocks and watching plants grow.
Geranium Film by Alanna Scott: vimeo.com/531288235
"How to translate sweetly nostalgic longing into sound form? Your Voice In Pieces, the Landtitles debut on Slowcraft by composer, photographer, and Vancouver Island resident Grant Gard, offers something of a one-stop instruction guide."
Ron Schepper, textura
"This is that fragrance of ambience of which Eno has dreamed."
Mike Lazarev, Headphone Commute
"Landtitles plants a variety of instruments like seeds in the sonic ground."
Richard Allen, A Closer Listen