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Scissor Tail presents the first vinyl issue of Marc Barreca’s 1986 album The Sleeper Wakes, originally only released on cassette by the Seattle electronic ambient label Intrepid.?!  Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s.?! His 1980 album, Twilight, reissued on vinyl in 2016, was one of the earliest releases on Palace Of Lights.?! Recent releases include Shadow Aesthetics (2018) and three collaborations with K.?! Leimer.?! Previous reissues include work on the acclaimed VOD box set American Cassette Culture, the Cherry Red compilation of seminal U.S.?! electronic music and the 1983 cassette Music Works For Industry.?!

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With The Empty Bridge, Marc Barreca again exploits his distinct talent for translating landscapes into sound.?! The music was created in and reflects the influence of contrasting environments—the beauty and stillness of the Cascade Mountains and the muted industrial nightscape of the Duwamish Waterway, complete with its massive, now-condemned, empty freeway bridge.?! The pieces are sculpted from layers of synthesized and sampled instruments, field recordings and processed vinyl.?! With these sources, Barreca achieves a level of compositional sophistication that deftly combines elements of ambient, drone, noise, and sound art with contrapuntal lines running above and below the dense and shifting aural environments.?! Composed during a period of tranquil isolation—isolation created by a global pandemic, a broken concrete link to the city, and a remote mountain cabin—The Empty Bridge evokes immersive, evolving, contrasting landscapes..?!

CD $12.00

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From The Gray And The Green by Barreca, Marc

Barreca, Marc

From The Gray And The Green
Palace Of Lights

Moving in the directions that originated with the Environments recordings and evolved to become extended pieces like Klaus Schulze’s Gewitter, Robert Henke’s Studies For Thunder, Brian Eno’s On Land and Steve Peter’s Here-ings, the music of From The Gray And The Green finds its origins in landscapes.?! This time, landscapes that Marc Barreca knows as his home—the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.?! These eleven pieces and three digital-only bonus tracks are sculpted from layers of synthesized and sampled instruments, field recordings and processed vinyl.?! Barreca tells us that “My goal was to create immersive, evolving landscapes shaped by a dynamic past and viewed as if through the translucence of passing clouds.” From The Gray And The Green offers a music of contrasts and change, departing from traditional ideas of ambient to arrive in shifting landscapes of the strange and the beautiful.?!

CD $12.00

09/27/2019 700261476957 

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With Shadow Aesthetics, Marc Barreca accomplishes something rare in electronic and ambient musics.?! The fluid, dynamic changes and movement within pieces; the complexities in time and pitch variation and evolution—typically absent from the mostly homogenous constructs of drone and ambient—all bring previously unavailable depth, shading and emotional charges to a form usually admired for its neutrality. Shadow Aesthetics results from a virtual arsenal of digital and analog sources operating in a complex system of origination, structuring, processing and editing.?!

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Marc Barreca’s seventh solo album for Palace of Lights extends his work with a broader and deeper palette of synthesized and sampled sound, including sources as diverse as prepared guitars, pianos, Indonesian metallophones and glass harmonica.?! The music of Aberrant Lens employs long MIDI delays, synced MIDI processing via MAX for Live and extreme warping of disparate looped sound sources driven into entirely new states. The results are new, coherent aural structures: music that questions traditional definitions of ambient and electronic forms.?! And, to the educated ear, within this search for innovation and experimentation Aberrant Lens reveals many of Barreca’s earliest influences.?! Even when integrated in thoroughly non-retro compositions, the hints of homage to Cluster and the first Fripp & Eno releases inhabit these twelve new settings. Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s.?!

CD $12.00

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Beneath The Mirrored Surface by Barreca, Marc

Barreca, Marc

Beneath The Mirrored Surface
Palace Of Lights

2015 release.?! The impulse to invent and realize new music, new forms and a broader comprehension of sound has proven to be a permanent aspect of Marc Barreca’s work.?! From childhood music lessons, to tape and electronic experimentation with his group Young Scientist, to becoming an early participant in cassette culture and the independent movement, Marc has developed a large body of work that moves with and ahead of the changes that music has undergone in the past four decades.?!   With Beneath the Mirrored Surface, Marc continues his quest to create deep and shifting aural spaces by merging the abstract rhythmic warmth of early analog synthesis with the complexity and timbral beauty of acoustic instruments and natural sound.?! Barreca extracted and reshaped rhythms and textures from field recordings, decades-old world folk recordings and acoustic instrument loops.?!

CD $12.00

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As a part of the early independent music movement, PoL occupies a special niche in electronic, experimental and ambient genres.?! Following recent vinyl reissues of his 1983 Palace of Lights cassette, Music Works for Industry, and a compilation of early cassette tracks on VOD’s acclaimed American Cassette Culture, PoL has reissued Marc Barreca’s first album for the label, the 1980 release Twilight, as part of an ongoing program of documenting the roots of the Pacific Northwest independent impulse.This remastered + expanded edition includes one previously unreleased track on the vinyl LP and an additional six bonus tracks in the digital version.The album insert includes an essay by Steve Peters.?! Remastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k.  Marc Barreca has been creating and performing electronic music since the mid-1970s.?! His 1980 album, Twilight, was one of the earliest releases on Palace of Lights.?! Beneath the Mirrored Surface is his sixth solo album for the label.?!

LP $16.00

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