movements for an absent mind


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Alberto Venturini
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Alberto Venturini This music is amazing like all the other music of Soft Recordings.
For me a great ambient label. Favorite track: movement one - nowhere; asleep.
Duff Egan
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Duff Egan This is now in my "record of the year" conversation with The Delicate Beyond (Roach), Tree of Life (Nerell/Seelig) and The Long Night (Roach/David). Favorite track: movement three - by way of water.
Brian Bourassa
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Brian Bourassa Picture yourself lying on a silky beach, far enough in to feel the cool refreshing water rush up to you. You feel the bubbly water and sand gently brush against your skin.

Now substitute the water with this music and feel the calm gently brush against the days resentments.

This bliss is Darren Harper's gift to us. Enjoy it immensely, cause this one's a keeper!

And this album has gone viral!
One of, if not, the best album by Darren Harper to date! Favorite track: movement one - nowhere; asleep.
Margaret Harmer
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Margaret Harmer Beautiful drones moving like breathing waves with shimmers and sparkles. Very meditative. I love this album! Favorite track: movement two - gradient shift.
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"Movements for an Absent Mind" explores the spaces between sleep and waking, bridging the gap between dreams. Darren Harper coaxes an astonishing variety of airy textures and cosmic tones from the ether, using only a guitar, tape machine, and software. Slow ambient swells gently lap against the shores of consciousness. Pleasant brassy drones and percussive echoes recede into the distance. The glowing, soothing void waits patiently, arms opening in a shimmering orchestral surge. Take a breath, and sink into the warm, infinite depths once more.

Darren Harper (b.1970) is an experimental/ambient sound artist residing high within the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Drawing from both electronic and acoustic sources, his compositional output is based entirely on experimentation and improvisation, with a strong emphasis on minimalism, and often reflects a desire for a greater understanding of nature and self, and the relationship therein…





released July 27, 2014

Title : Movements for an absent mind.
Release Date: July, 27 - 2014
Written, Recorded and Processed : DARREN HARPER © 2014.
Mastered by David Teboul.
CD Artworks & photos : David Teboul & Pejman Pabarja.
Distribution : BANDCAMP
Format : DOUBLE Digipack CD + Digital.


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